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.”
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.
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 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.