Liberty Racing reaffirmed on Tuesday that they would be present at the Nürburgring round of World Superbikes, with all three riders. This morning, however, Jakub Smrz was absent from both the entry list and the timing screens and appears to have been replaced by Lorenzo Lanzi. Of all the teams to have mysterious absences, Liberty Racing would be the most likely, so this doesn't come as a major shock.
As the team has essentially given up on 2012, it does look like their pay-to-ride riders, Brett McCormick and Maxime Berger, are still going to see out the season, McCormick is now considered fit to race the remainder of the year, but he has to consider his health first.
Lanzi was a shock pole-sitter and winner in World Supersport at Assen, making the most of the wet weather for his only race of the year.