Garry McCoy dropped from Triumph WSS
Australian Garry McCoy has been left stunned by his dismissal as Triumph’s factory rider in the 2010 Supersport World Championship.
Less than two weeks after he was officially confirmed alongside Briton Chaz Davies in the 2010 line-up, the Australian’s place in the Italian-managed BE1 squad will now be taken by American Jason DiSalvo…..
“I am absolutely shocked,” said McCoy in statement released by his management.
“Shocked to say how this has ended, after all of last year’s 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.”
McCoy’s slant on his dismissal is clearly at odds with the official release from BE1 Triumph, which said that “the Australian had been expected to take his place alongside Davies, but has left the team by mutual consent”. The former 500 GP and world superbike winner was eighth in last year’s supersport title, which included two podium finishes. He was expected to be a major championship contender in 2010, but Triumph’s factory fortunes will now be left in the hands of the two rookies, Davies and DiSalvo.
With McCoy now out of a job, 2010 will mark the first year since 1999 that at least one Australian hasn’t been a permanent fixture in the world supersport title.
Three Aussies have won the supersport championship: Andrew Pitt (2001/2008), Chris Vermeulen (2003) and Karl Muggeridge (2004).
The opening round of the 2010 Supersport World Championship will be held at Phillip Island from February 26-28.