BMW Motorrad Canada announced that Brett “The Kid” McCormick has signed up to ride alongside Michael Ferreira for BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship. Brett spent 2010 riding in the United States for the Michael Jordan Motorsport Team. The 19-year old from Saskatoon brings with him a wealth of racing experience for such a young rider, including almost five years of racing superbikes at an elite level.
“Adding a huge talent such as Brett to our superbike team is a great coup for BMW Motorrad Canada” says Norm Wells, Director. “Brett is well liked and respected in the racing world and his track record speaks for itself. He will be a tremendous asset to our team.”
The 2011 season will be the second BMW Motorrad Canada fields a two rider superbike team. The team will once again be racing the S1000RR superbike that enjoyed a successful debut in Canada this past year. Michael Ferreira, a superbike rookie in 2010, will continue with the BMW team in 2011 after an impressive season with two third place podiums at the final rounds.
The last time McCormick raced in Canada was back in 2009 where he won four of seven Superbike races along with setting lap records at every track in Canada that season. Remarkably, all of these records still stand today. 2011 will not be the first time that McCormick will ride an S1000RR Superbike. He was a surprise tester at the annual press tests just after the final round of the 2009 Superbike World Championship held in Portimao. McCormick was lucky enough to test Troy Corser’s S1000RR wearing borrowed riding gear of then BMW Motorrad factory rider Ruben Xaus.
“I’m very pleased and obviously excited to join the BMW Motorrad family in 2011,” says McCormick. “BMW is a great company with a history of excellence and I’m looking forward to helping the team make major inroads in the 2011 superbike season. I’ve had the privilege of sampling the S1000RR in WSBK trim, so I know with the superb team we have in Canada we’ll be able to put on a great show and hopefully bring a Superbike Championship to BMW.”