Liberty Ducati confirm WSBK Moscow no-show

Jakub Smrz won't be making his Moscow debut next weekend
Jakub Smrz won't be making his Moscow debut next weekend Picture: Bonnie Lane

Liberty Ducati have this morning confirmed they will not be taking part in the upcoming Russian World Superbike round near Moscow, saying the team will be ‘projecting its investment’ further down the calendar.

In a statement, the squad have said they intend to concentrate on the Nurburgring race in early September and will also begin to overhaul the whole organisation in preparation for the 2013 season.

"The team is looking to the present by projecting its investment towards the future and on the basis of this consideration, the Liberty Racing Team has consciously decided not to take part in the Moscow Grand Prix, which will take place during the last weekend of August and it represents the absolute premiere on Russian soil for the production-based racing series," it said.

"Looking for the next round, that it will be held Sept. 9 at Nürburgring , the Liberty Team is overhauling its staff organization and sport planning for next year, when the Liberty Racing will be at the start of the World Superbike Championship determined to improve its results."

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