Michael Jordan Motorsports announced this morning that 18-year-old Canadian Superbike rider Brett McCormick will fill in for Jordan Suzuki rider Aaron Yates as he recovers from injury.
Yates - who underwent surgery on March 28th after breaking his leg in that morning's practice prior to race four of the 2010 AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike Championship at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California - is expected to be out of action for six-to-twelve weeks.
McCormick, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, was the 2009 runner-up in the Canadian Superbike Championship. He raced the first two AMA Superbike events of 2010 for Celtic Racing, scoring a seventh and an eighth-placed finish in the first four races and currently sits 10th in the series.
The team evaluated McCormick during last week's test at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Both Celtic Racing and McCormick have close ties with Michael Jordan Motorsports and that, combined with his recent experience on the Suzuki GSX-R1000, made him a good candidate to fill in for the injured Yates. Celtic Racing team owner Barry Gilsenan is very supportive of the decision and is glad to see Brett get the opportunity.
There's more of Brett McCormick in this video interview, shot at the Sonoma test:
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