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WSS: Gary McCoy Looking to Moto2 After Triumph Saga

Following the revelation that he has been dropped from the Triumph BE1 World Supersport squad, Garry McCoy has revealed that his best option of securing a ride could lie in the new Moto2 class in 2010.

With just six weeks until the start of the WSS championship at Phillip Island, McCoy is realistic about his chances of securing a ride with top team anywhere in the WSB paddock.

Speaking to MCN he said: “There’s not much around and to be honest I think it’s too late.

“I may well go to Phillip Island for the first race to speak to a few people, but I know I’ll find it really hard to spend three days there when I’m not going to be racing.”

While his options are limited in the WSB paddock, McCoy has revealed that there are possibilities already developing in the new Moto2 class.

“I wouldn’t mind racing in Moto2 but it depends who with. I’ve been speaking to Eskil Suter (Moto2 chassis builder) and he’s pretty interested in getting me out for a test on one of his bikes.

“So in a couple of month I could be doing some testing, which I’m more than happy to do, but  I’m not going to race unless its for the right team.”

Outside of Moto2 there are virtually no options available. In WSB and WSS all the top rides have been taken and it’s the same in domestic championships such as British Superbikes.

McCoy will be returning to Australia next week where he will be evaluating his options.

Source | MCN

WSS: Gary McCoy and Triumph Failed to Reach Agreement, No Ride for McCoy – Official Statement

Official Statement from Gary McCoy:

This is Garry McCoy’s first public and official statement since yesterday Giuliano Rovelli, Team Manager of BE1 Racing Team, decided to interrupt unilaterally the negotiations that had to lead to Garry’s renewing.

First of all I would like to thank all the messages of support I have been receiving in the late hours.

I am absolutely shocked.

Shocked to say how this has ended, after all of last years achievements.

This was going to be my third year with Triumph and amongst everything; it was going to be the greatest season for each and every person who has bet on Triumph’s project.

I had found a home with Triumph and I have been fully investing myself since 2008 in the development of the bike.

At this stage of the season the damage caused is incalculable and I am not talking about economic terms.

I am talking about one’s illusion, about goals in life, about achievements.

I started racing in World Championship in 1992.

My goal is as simple as keep on racing and entertaining all the fans that believe in my work.

The official test is this weekend and my suit is already in Portimao.

Despite the rumours that have been spread through various online sources about my economic requests, I invite whomever wants to get the correct information.

My loyalty to Triumph will prevail.

Garry McCoy

Crutchlow Gets Top Time in Qatar Qualifying

Cal Crutchlow
Cal Crutchlow

Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow set the best qualifying lap time on day one of the FIM World Supersport Championship round two in Qatar.

The British rider was the fastest around the Losail circuit with a time of two minutes 2.634 seconds.  Crutchlow edged out the Yamaha of team-mate Fabien Foret with the Honda of round one winner Kenan Sofuoglu third and Matthieu Lagrive fourth.  Mark Aitchison, Joan Lascorz, Eugene Laverty and Garry McCoy completed the second row.

Australian McCoy again showed the Triumph is on the pace by giving the ParkinGo BE1 675 machine a second row start.

Be1 Racing first test of 2009 Daytona 675 in Spain.

be1-racing-test-spainBe1 Racing got the preparations for their first season as the official Triumph entry in the World Supersport Championship underway with a test session at the Spanish Almeria circuit.

With the British manufacturer switching their factory allegiance to Be1 from Team SC for 2009, the Italian outfit got their hands on a ‘hybrid’ Daytona 675 which features elements from this year’s bike and developments for the future.

With Garry McCoy in Australia for Christmas, only Gianluca Nannelli was available to test the bike, but the former Honda Althea rider was immediately impressed with the machine.

“It has been a useful testing in order to begin to get some feeling with the bike. We did a lot of laps by using several different setting, and that kind of job helped me to understand the reactions of the bike when I change something in the set-up. 

“My first impression is excellent and this kind of engine suits my riding style very well. So the first step is more than good and we also recorded quick times.”

Returning to full strength in January, team co-ordinator Lucio Nicastro was pleased to get in some trouble-free running in good conditions.

“In this testing we have worked on a hybrid bike, mixing the 2008 settings and the 2009 new ones. We have started to test some new elements and we verified the efficiency of the gear upgrade. Nannelli was able to work at 100% for the whole two days thank to an excellent weather and a nice road temperature, between 54°F and 86°F. 

“He showed to have already found a good feeling with the bike and he gave the team useful indication which will be important for our work before taking back to the track at Valencia on the beginning of the new year.”

Source | Crash.net