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Motorsport | Superbikes

Brett McCormick © Gallo Images

Team opts not to replace injured McCormick



Brett McCormick's Effenbert Racing team have revealed that his bike will not be raced in the fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza.

McCormick, who crashed heavily in Race Two at Assens, is reportedly back in Canada where he continues to recover from his injuries.

The 20-year-old Canadian suffered a fracture of the fifth and sixth cervical vertebra as well as a lumbar fracture and injuries to his hand, face and eye in the crash.

McCormick is expected to make a full recovery but will be out of action for two to three months.

His team, though, has opted not to replace him for this weekend's Monza round of the Championship.

"We are still shocked, and very sad, for what happened to Brett McCormick at Assen," team owner Mario Bertuccio told Stay On The Black.

"For this reason, in his respect, during the 4th round of the Sbk Championship that will be held at Monza, we have decided that nobody else will ride the 4th bike, and we haven't accepted the offers recently received.

"The 4th bike belongs to Brett, we have in high esteem him and this is our sign of our great affection for him."

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