McCormick targets Silverstone comeback
Brett McCormick, who broke his back at Assen earlier this season, could be back in action at Silverstone next month.
The Effenbert Liberty Racing rider crashed heavily in Race Two of the Assen's round of the Championship, fracturing his C5 vertebrae. McCormick, thankfully, did not suffer any spinal cord trauma.
The 20-year-old has been recovering at home in Canada and has finally returned to training, which included getting back on his Motocross bike.
McCormick is now hoping that if everything goes according to plan, he'll be back on his Ducati 1098R at the Silverstone round of the Championship.
"I got clearance from my doctor about 2 weeks ago to start doing physio, and get back into shape," McCormick told crash.net.
"I've been working hard everyday and the neck is feeling awesome. I'm suffering from a bit of whiplash, but the bone is healed up 99 percent and I don't get any pain from it anymore.
"I've been on my road bicycle pretty much everyday for the past 2 months so my lungs are ready to get back at it, just need the rest of my body to get back into shape."
"This week was the first time I've been back on a bike since the accident, and I didn't suffer any soreness in my neck or thumb from riding. I went out to our local Motocross track to mess around a bit, and I have to say that was probably the best feeling ever after not turning a throttle for 3 months.
"I'm going to continue doing some MX until I head back to Europe. Everything has gone according to plan with the recovery and should be all good to make my return at Silverstone!"