Effenbert Liberty Racing quit WSBK

After scoring just two points in three races, the game is up

THE Effenbert Liberty Racing Team have quit World Superbikes.

The team, who were running rider Mark Aitchison on a Ducati 1098R, competed in the opening three rounds of the 2013 season but have withdrawn, citing difficulties in pursuing the target of promotion for their main sponsor.

The team have had a short, yet controversial time in WSBK. They made their debut in 2010, quickly establishing themselves as front-runners. In 2012 the team slammed WSBK organisers after the Monza round where Effenbert Liberty had a disasterous outing and blamed the organisers for only listening to select teams.

Also in 2012, Effenbert Liberty sacked rider Sylvain Guintoli, citing poor results, despite the fact he was the team's most successful rider, scoring a win at Assen.

Aitchison sits joint bottom of the WSBK standings on two points, while Guintoli leads with 137.