BMW Canada Signs Brett McCormick

Canadian racer goes home to ride S1000RR

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Dec. 22, 2010
Brett McCormick will be returning to Canada to race for BMWs factory Superbike racing team in 2011.

The 19-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will ride the S1000RR in BMWs second season in the Canadian Superbike Championship.  McCormick last raced in Canada in 2009 winning four of seven rounds, setting several lap records. Later that year, he also got a chance to ride the Troy Corsers S1000RR at the World Superbike post-season test in Portimao, Portugal.

Im very pleased and obviously excited to join the BMW Motorrad family in 2011, says McCormick. BMW is a great company with a history of excellence and Im looking forward to helping the team make major inroads in the 2011 superbike season. Ive had the privilege of sampling the S1000RR in WSBK trim, so I know with the superb team we have in Canada well be able to put on a great show and hopefully bring a Superbike Championship to BMW.

McCormick had a roller coaster year in 2010. His team, Blackfoot Suzuki, folded, leaving him without a ride. McCormick turned his focus to the U.S., financing his own entry to the Daytona 200 as well as the two American Superbike races at Daytona. His results earned him a ride with Celtic Racing for the Fontana round.

Brett McCormick BMW S1000RR

McCormick then landed with the Jordan Suzuki team as substitute for Aaron Yates who broke his leg in a crash at Fontana. McCormick finished the year with 11 top ten finishes including a fourth-place finish at Viriginia International Raceway.

Adding a huge talent such as Brett to our superbike team is a great coup for BMW Motorrad Canada, says Norm Wells, director of BMW Motorrad Canada.  Brett is well liked and respected in the racing world and his track record speaks for itself. He will be a tremendous asset to our team.

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