Superbike: Corser Unlucky at Silverstone
Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) qualified well in his comeback race at Silverstone, Round 10 of the World Superbike Championship, having missed Brno raceday after a big practice crash on his BMW S1000RR injured his chest.
Corser came through a pre-Silverstone test at Mugello in fine style, and in qualifying Corser was on top form, going third in WSBK Q1 and then combined qualifying, but grip issues in Superpole put Corser in a still strong second row starting position.
It went wrong for the Australian quickly in race one however, and even more quickly in race two.
Troy Corser says: “I am disappointed. The first race was terrible. I had problems with my tyres and just tried to finish the race. For the second race we made some changes on the bike in order to improve the mechanical grip.”
Corser was possibly in too determined a mood in race two, as he found the bumps on the first corner as he attempted to pass Max Biaggi.
Troy Corser says: “I again had a good start, had good grip and the bike felt fine. So I started to push straightaway, I could ride as I wanted to ride, and the bike was doing what I wanted. I managed to pass Max Biaggi, but unfortunately I hit some bumps in the first corner and the bike just slid away.”
Troy is now tenth overall in the super bike standings, with three rounds and six races left of the World SBK season.