Garry McCoy quits FB Corse MotoGP project

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Garry McCoy has ended his involvement with the FB Corse MotoGP project.
The Aussie, who signed a deal to develop and race the former Oral Engineering 800cc concept in late January, quit the squad by mutual consent earlier this week.

FB Corse had optimistic plans to start competing in the 2010 MotoGP world championship from the Spanish GP at Jerez, but never made the grid having been told by officials that the bike was not ready for competition.

McCoy had tested the FB01 machine at Valencia earlier this year in front of International Race Teams Association representative Franco Uncini.

But the three-cylinder machine was woefully off the pace and FB Corse was told it would need significant further development before it was granted permission to enter the premier class series.

That development though as yet clearly has not been forthcoming, or it certainly hasn’t come at a rate quick enough to satisfy three-times MotoGP race winner McCoy.

McCoy, who last raced in MotoGP for the doomed Ilmor project, said: “My goal is to come back to the world championship. I thought FB Corse was ready to do the step but they haven’t accomplished the needs required until now. Hopefully soon, I will be able to update you with more news.”

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Matthew Birt

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