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09 Sep 2012

Effenbert Liberty Racing Team - Germany GP - race report

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The Wsbk Championship was staged on the trilling track at the Nürburgring giving fans even during the 12th round a lot of emotions and adrenaline. The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team back on track after having used the weeks following the race at Silverstone to reorganize its human, technical and logistical resources, and for this purpose it chose not to take part in the Moscow Grand Prix, also in view of programming the 2013 season, has once again demonstrated its tenacity and determination.

News, returns and confirmations have therefore characterized the German round. On the occasion of this Gp the Team has chosen the Italian rider Lorenzo Lanzi for its third bike, replacing Kuba Smrz. The rider, enthusiastically accepted the opportunity offered by the team Effenbert back on a Sbk after some time of absence.
Lanzi, who arrived at the circuit on Friday morning has been put on the suit and gave one hundred percent as soon as possible to adapt to the new bike and face, even physically, challenging the Gp.

So the first day of testing, Lorenzo obtained the time 1'59 .636 during the practice and 1'59 .145 in qualifying 1, increasing lap after lap his feeling with the bike.
But the GP of Germany will remain unforgettable for the team also because finally the rider Brett McCormick has returned to full role in the team, competing in his first race after his long absence caused by the bad injury at Assen and the long convalescence that ensued. The talented rider rode on his Ducati during the Grand Prix in Silverstone, making only a few rounds of testing, and right here at the Nürburgring, fearless and fully recovered, he threw himself into the fray of the SBK.
Maxime Berger, ended the Germany weekend confirming continued growth.

Clear sky and warm sun were the proscenium of the two rounds and in race one the three Effenbert riders, Lorenzo Lanzi, Maxime Berger and Brett McCormick started respectively from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth places, were the authors of a good start that allowed to to replace positions, closing: Maxime Berger thirteenth, fourteenth Lorenzo Lanzi and Brett McCormick fifteenth.

Race two well defined for the Effenbert rider that also in this second occasion have sought to gain positions. Unfortunately for Brett the round ended a few laps from the end to a technical problem, but definitely positive valuation of his return to racing. Maxime Berger crossed the line fourteenth and sixteenth Lanzi.
The attention is now directed to Portimao. Effenbert Liberty Racing Team is once again ready to face the challenge with enthusiasm and positivity.

Lorenzo Lanzi # 57
"I am very happy and the team worked well. Thank you all, and especially Mario Bertuccio for this opportunity. We knew that this race was a kind of training, and I must say that the result was positive for me. After a year and a half has been difficult for me to return. We take some points but mostly I start to find the right pace and I am confident in view of the last two rounds of the championship that for me still represent a significant opportunity. We worked well and then we go to Portimao with positive mood".

Maxime Berger # 121
"It 's been a difficult weekend but at the end I gained some important points for the standings. Friday and Saturday we worked to find the right setting, changing also the geometry of the bike and in doing so I have also improved the feeling. In race 2 we made other changes that have allowed me to finish taking points again. The work of this weekend will also be used in view of Portimao and with the opportunity I'd like to thank my team for support".

Brett McCormick # 68
"First weekend back I think a good success! The team gain me my first point in Sbk that is a great thing! No big drama, I had a mechanical problem at the end of race two, but I have finished race one strong so the budget is still very positive. Good progress! The neck has not given me problems and I really enjoyed it. For the last two races we will have fun. We are ready for Portimao. I know that track and now we have the basis for the setting of the next race. "

Luke Capocchiano Chief Engineering Brett McCormick
"Considering that the rider came back on track after a serious injury and he did not know this track, it was a great weekend spotted only by the technical problem at the last seven laps in race two, otherwise it would have been an excellent weekend for our targets that were to regain him confidence to the bike and to the championship. The rider psychologically recovered 100% never had any kind of hesitation, from the point of view of performance we are satisfied. I think this guy is a good investment for the future, it is too early to say whether it will become someone in this racing world, however, he has confirmed all the positive feelings that we have since we started working with him. He knows how to drive the bike, and is fast. He doesn't want to impress anyone, always works step by step, trying first to understand and then to put it into practice. He has all the conditions for a very interesting racing future".

Nurburgring - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 1

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'52.751
2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'55.778
3. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38'55.878
4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'05.057
5. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 39'06.882
6. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 39'12.274
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 39'19.768
8. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 39'25.867
9. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 39'27.688
10. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 39'31.883
11. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'33.751
12. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'33.876
13. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 39'39.676
14. Lorenzo Lanzi (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 39'47.410
15. Brett McCormick (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'49.093
16. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'02.481
17. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'36.430
RT. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 33'14.140
RT. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 9'40.675
RT. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 5'52.293
RT. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 3'55.107
RT. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 

Nurburgring - FIM Superbike World Championship - Race 2

1. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39'00.327
2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39'03.349
3. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 39'03.549
4. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 39'06.032
5. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'07.631
6. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'07.868
7. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'15.036
8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39'20.109
9. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 39'20.252
10. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 39'20.355
11. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 39'25.980
12. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 39'29.469
13. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39'29.906
14. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 39'36.417
15. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 39'41.239
16. Lorenzo Lanzi (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 39'50.728
17. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 39'24.912
RT. Brett McCormick (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 30'18.544
RT. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 17'36.790
RT. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 15'34.320
RT. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 15'57.025
RT. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 12'11.662

 

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