Aragon Superbike: Corser Crash Update
2011 World Superbike
On the opening lap of race 2 at Aragon World Superbike Sunday, BMW Motorrad’s Troy Corser crashed out after colliding with Supersonic Ducati’s Maxime Berger, the Australian fracturing two bones in his left forearm.
Corser flew to the UK Monday morning, and had surgery later on that day at the Alexandra Hospital in Manchester (GBR) by surgeon Mike Hayton, a specialist for hand, wrist and elbow injuries.
BMW Motorrad World Superbike reported that Hayton fixed the fractures with two titanium plates and twelve screws, six per bone. BMW says “the operation went smoothly without any complications.”
Corser is now recovering at home for the next few weeks. So far, BMW reports that Troy Corser will miss Round 8 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Brno July 8-10; it is unknown if he’ll compete at Silverstone World Superbike July 31.
Troy Corser (BMW S1000RR World Superbike) says: “I braked at the end of the back straight, passed two other riders and braked a bit late. I overshot the last corner and went straight for a bit. When I turned in I saw Maxime Berger coming.
“I could see that his rear wheel was off the ground when he was braking and he just went straight into me. I am not blaming him. It was my fault for being off the track. It was just unlucky, really. But I am happy that I only suffered a broken arm, after the injury that I just suffered a week ago. I do not have any bruises, nothing is sore and my neck is fine.”
Bernhard Gobmeier (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director) says: “The whole team wishes Troy a speedy recovery and we are happy to hear that the surgery went so well. But we have decided that he will definitely not ride at the next round at Brno as his health and safety have highest priority for us.
“We will then see how his recovery progresses and will decide at a later time if he will participate at the British round at Silverstone end of July. If we will replace Troy by another rider at Brno is not decided yet. Troy Corser is a part of our BMW family and for us the most important thing is that he recovers well and is back to full fitness as soon as possible. We will do anything we can do from our side to support him during his recovery.”
With seven of 13 rounds in the 2011 World Superbike Championship complete, Corser is in 15th place with 55 points.