McCoy loses BE1 Triumph World Supersport ride

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Racing legend Garry McCoy has been told that he is out of a job less than six weeks before the start of the World Supersport championship.

McCoy was expected to continue racing for the Italian BE1 Triumph squad after an impressive 2009 season where he secured two podiums and finished eighth overall in the standings.

The 37 year old Australian was preparing for this weeks three day test at Portimao when he heard the news. Speaking exclusively to MCN from his home in Andorra, McCoy said:

“I really don’t know what happened. It’s a big surprise for sure. As a team we were working well, the bike was good and for the first time in my career I really felt that I had a chance of winning a world title.”

“I’ve been trying to get the deal signed since the final round of 2009 and the whole time I was being told that everything was fine and that we were going to continue. I met with the team about two weeks ago where I was given a piece of paper with an offer of what they were going to pay me, which was a lot less than had been previously agreed. I said that we had to talk about it and was told that I could take it or leave it. Then two days ago I was told I didn’t have a job and the next thing I hear is that they’ve already got a replacement so it seems that I was never in there plan.”

American Jason Disalvo will replace McCoy in the team. Disalvo who competed in the AMA Sportbike Championship in 2009 finishing fifth overall will partner Brit Chaz Davies.

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider