Motorcycle Racing News WSBK: McCormick Crash/Injury Update

WSBK: McCormick Crash/Injury Update

2012-wsbk-mccormick-crash-injury-update (1)

Team Effenbert-Liberty Ducati

During last weekend’s round of World Superbike at the Assen TT in the Netherlands, Team Effenebert-Liberty Ducati’s Brett McCormick suffered a huge crash, sustaining fractures to the fifth and sixth vertebra, facial trauma and a hematoma to the eye sockets as well as a fracture to the fifth finger of his right hand.

The Canadian also suffered a lumbar fracture, which will result in him wearing a collar and back brace for a few weeks to immobilize the affected areas. His team reports there’s no spinal damage, and McCormick remains at an Assen hospital.

His team reports that “Brett is in good mood; he has the desire to return to ride his bike, he is very confident, above all he hasn’t lost his usual smile that always characterizes him, and this positive mood is very important for him to deal with his rehabilitation.

“With all probability Brett will leave to Canada by tomorrow, with a special trip that will include ambulance transport and a private plane, organized specifically, because the rider has to remain lying not to stress the fractures during the long flight itinerary.”

McCormick’s recovery time is expected to be two to three months.

Mario Bertuccio (Team Effenbert Liberty Ducati Team Owner) says: “I lived very bad moments after Brett’s accident, the joy of the previous hours, with our first win in SBK, has been completely set aside by the great fear for the health of Brett.

“With all my of riders there is not only a simple sporting relationship, but also a sincere friendship. We’re all a big family, we enjoy together and suffer together! I’m close to him and his family and I’ll wait patiently for his recovery.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Sinless Cycles Collection at Mecum’s Las Vegas 2021 Auction: Top 7

Sinless Cycles out of Woodworth, La., is a renowned custom shop. It looks like the garage got a bit full, so they’re putting up...

2022 Kawasaki KLR650 First Look (14 Fast Facts)

2018 was a dark year for Kawasaki KLR650 enthusiasts. It was the last year of the much-loved venerable big-bore dual-sport model that debuted in...

2022 Indian FTR Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts)

It’s barely 2021, yet the 2022 Indian FTR lineup is here, and there are some significant changes to three of the four variants. In...

2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S First Look (8 Fast Facts)

Just a year after the debut of the Kawasaki KLX230R trail bike, we get our first look at the 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S. While...

2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS First Look (19 Fast Facts)

Forget what you know about any previous Triumph Speed Triple. The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is an all-new naked upright sportbike ready...

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited First Look: Updates, Specs, Photos

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited arrives with two new paint choices, plus a couple of updates in the dash area. There’s a new LED...