BMW continued to make progress during the latest round of the World Superbike Championship at the Nurburgring, with Troy Corser producing their most convincing weekend performance of the season with a sixth and eighth place finish.
Having turned a corner at Brno, where Corser achieved a new high of fifth position, BMW were once again able to prove top ten contenders throughout the weekend, culminating in their lead rider qualifying in sixth position.
Good starts in both races saw Corser battling with the leaders during the early stages each time, the S1000RR showing greater longevity than ever before as the Australian diced with Michel Fabrizio, Max Biaggi and Leon Haslam.
Eventually being forced to concede to his rivals, although Corser couldn't match his top five feat from Brno, his results of eighth and sixth in two races of low attrition arguably makes this his and BMW's best round of the season.
Indeed, Corser was delighted with his results, achieved on BMW's home ground, adding that the bike is beginning to prove regularly competitive now.
“I'm having fun on the bike! It's been a while since I said that this season, but our recent step up at Brno has carried on here and there's more to come. The bike is easier to ride and is definitely more comfortable. The team have done really well and now the bike feels much more consistent - it's like a normal bike!
“I got the results today that I more or less expected, but it was fun to run with the leaders for a while and I know that's going to happen more often now. I made good starts in both races and very nearly got the hole-shot in one!
“There is still more work to do on the bike of course and I felt that we were missing out a bit on mid-range acceleration. I'm sure the boys are working on a solution to that and I am looking forward to getting back on the bike in Imola in a couple of weeks time and fighting with the leaders again.”