McCormick to race Europe; Q&A with Stacey Nesbitt

Brett McCormick will be laying down laps in Europe this fall, on a BMW. Photo: Rob MacLennan

What do you do in your downtime after you dominate the Canadian Superbike championship? In Brett McCormick’s case, the answer is easy: keep on racing.

At the start of the month, McCormick headed down to an AMA superbike race in New Jersey, garnering a top five finish. Now, he’s headed to Europe, where he’ll compete in the final two rounds of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.

But even though it’s a different continent, McCormick will still be in familiar territory. He’s racing aboard a BMW S1000RR for the Garnier Alpha Racing Team, and the race series’ rules are pretty similar to the Superbike rules he raced under in Canada. He’s also taking his crew chief from the Canadian series, Patrice Goyette.

McCormick races his first round on October 2, at Magny-Cours in France. On October 16, he’ll race at Portimao in Portugal.

She won the CBR125 series this summer; now Nesbitt wants to race a 250.

In other Canadian racing news, it seems like Stacey Nesbitt is getting attention outside our country. Check out this interview with the ace CBR125 rider on About.com. In it, she talks about her racing training, and her future ambitions. It seems she wants to race a CBR250 next, if only Honda would introduce a series …

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