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BMW WSBK: Further Testing in Australia

BMW Superbike Prep

The BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team of Troy Corser and Leon Haslam didn’t stop working after the first official test of 2011 World Superbike last week at Portimao.

The WSBK pilots of the BMW S1000RR continued prep for the upcoming season by traveling to Phillip Island, Australia, for two more days of superbike testing.

Corser, of Australia, suffered a fall on the first day of testing. BMW reported he was not seriously injured, but did not participate in the second day of testing due to bumps and bruises.

Meanwhile, Haslam, of Great Britain, continued work on the BMW S 1000 RR, focusing on electronics.

The team is very satisfied with this test and feels well prepared for the official test and the season opener in Phillip Island. The official winter testing of the FIM Superbike World Championship will take place in Phillip Island on Feb. 21-22, with the season starting Feb. 27 at the same track.

Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Superbike) says: "We were still focusing on electronics and worked on a setup for this race track. This was important as in three weeks time we are going to have our first races of the season here. We have already found a good base to work on.

"I am happy; we made some good progress. My lap times were quite good for these hot conditions. Of course we still have some work to do before the season starts but I am happy with the progress we made so far. The bike improved a lot in the last month.

"I am now travelling to Brisbane with my wife and my trainer. We are going to spend two weeks training there before flying back to Phillip Island for the official test and the season opener. I am already looking forward to race again at last. We now don’t have long to wait until we will find out where everybody stands."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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