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by Mark Fattore, Februar 24, 2006
Garry McCoy to race in 2006 Supermoto World Championship
The Andorra-based 33-year-old, who competed in the last two Superbike World Championships, will start up his own Supermoto team, and is planning to ride a KTM pending final negotiations with the Austrian marque in mid March.The five-time GP winner (two in the 125c and three in 500cc) is now back to full fitness after a crash-marred 2005 on the Foggy Petronas FP1 Superbike, and will become the first Australian to mount a full-time Supermoto campaign.
According to McCoy’s long-time partner, Jemma Voces, the diminutive Aussie has spent February in full training, after a short period spent back in Camden (NSW) during the off-season – three weeks in January.
situation wasn’t really good as far as a (road racing) ride was
concerned, we didn’t spend that long back in
Supermoto test track in
McCoy has previously made irregular appearances in the hybrid dirt-bitumen discipline, which is well suited to his spectacular, tyre-smoking riding style – which reached a crescendo during his 500cc outings on the Red Bull Yamaha.
Supermoto World Championship, now into its fifth year, commences on
April 30 in
It is not yet clear which class McCoy will compete it.