Brett McCormick will race for Effenbert Liberty at this weekend’s WSBK event at Silverstone in the U.K.
McCormick has been sidelined for three months, recovering from a serious back injury. His thumb was pretty mashed up in the crash as well.
Last year’s CSBK champ has been working hard to get back to the grid, though – as soon as he was able, he was riding, first a bicycle, then a motocross bike. Now he’s going to be aboard a Ducati 1198R again this weekend, with Kuba Smrž and Maxime Berger as his teammates.
Said McCormick in a press release: ““It has been tough to sit out for this much of the season. Obviously with such a serious injury you don’t have a choice, but it’s still really hard to sit at home on the couch and watch the races from the sidelines.
“It got a lot more difficult once I was healed enough to move around and start being active because you are always anxious to come back earlier than you should. The last few weeks have been awesome though! I was able to start riding my motocross bike and train a lot harder, so I’m really hungry to get back on the track now. From a medical point of view I’m 100% recovered.
“The last X-rays I got done were a couple of weeks ago and they showed that the bone was fused back nicely and enough to start taking impact. It’s been a couple of weeks since then, so every passing day it strengthens even more. My thumb was a big worry also because it was such an ugly break, but the surgeon did an awesome job and it healed up completely normal.”