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Dramatic U-turn sees Liberty Racing commit to WSB future

Published: 10 May 2012

Updated: 24 November 2014

Following the Effenbert Liberty Racing's un-compromising statement at Monza last weekend, which brought into question the teams future participation in the World Superbike championship, the team have issued another statement today stating their plans to continue.

At Monza, tyre life and adverse weather conditions caused race one to be abandoned and race two delayed twice to allow the track to dry. Effenbert Liberty Ducati rider Sylvan Guintoli qualified on pole and was happy to race in the damp conditions, but lost the opportunity to start the race and secure a potential podium finish after developing a technical problem on his Ducati 1198 leading to a damming statement from the team regarding the organisation and management of the championship.

Today at Donington the team have clearly made peace with WSB bosses, Infront confirming their future participation in the championship.

The statement read: The clear disappointment was directed to a small number of Team Manager and riders, that conditioned the development of the Monza race for their specific sports interests, and not against Infront Motorsport, to which the Czech team has great respect and trust, and thanks to which the team’s image has grown over the years.

When the Sunday race 1 was cancelled at Monza, the team had a damage. "Our sponsor has invested heavily in the Effenbert Superbike project, on Sunday we had Guintoli on pole and with such a result we couldn’t properly take advantage of the media visibility. And now we risk losing the title sponsor. "

At Monza the team was ready to run, also thanks to the guarantee given by Pirelli about the perfect integrity of the tyre’s performance, thesis supported by our riders that they would have no hesitation in competing regularly.

Mario Bertuccio, Team Owner also said that the Liberty Racing will continue on its path of professional and sports growth in the World Superbike Championship.
The SBK is passion, in the world it is the expression on two wheels more closer to the real fans, the Team Liberty attempts to give aim to this thrill world every time it takes the track with its riders.

Dedication, enthusiasm and the will to compete with opponents shoulder to shoulder, without distinction between "official and unofficial",  is the indissoluble element that urges the Czech team to compete more strongly motivated, without underestimating  to the sense of respect for significant economic investments without which it would be impossible even to make dream all the followers in the tracks around the world.

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