Troy Corser is confident BMW have solved the braking issues that hampered his efforts come race day in Italy, the Australian hoping that he and team-mate Ruben Xaus can maintain the team's recent push towards the front of the field at Magny-Cours.
Back to a full strength squad again following Xaus' return from a leg injury, BMW showed flashes of form over the Imola weekend, with Corser qualifying ninth before running fifth in the early stages of race one.
Nonetheless, while brake problems in both races would see him fail to deliver on the potential, Corser is satisfied the team have gotten to the bottom of the issues as he refocuses on a return to the top six.
“I am really looking forward to Magny-Cours, especially after last weekend's frustrating raceday. I am confident that the team have found out what caused the brake problems so that I will be able to get to grips with the Magny-Cours circuit right from the start of practice on Friday. Our team has never been to Magny-Cours before, so we will have to put in a lot of hard work on day one and try and find a good bike set-up as soon as we can.
“The recent improvement of our bike is making riding an enjoyable experience and as long as we don't have any problems like last weekend, I think we can challenge for a top six or seven place for sure. But anything can happen in racing and we may get even better results if everything goes our way. We shall have to see.”
Xaus, meanwhile, enjoyed a tentative return to competition at Imola, scoring a handful of points after admitting to having to learn his way around the bike again.
“I was so happy to get back on the bike last weekend and also to be working with my team again. My only concern about Magny-Cours, is that sometimes the weather can be quite cold and that means I will have to try and warm up my right leg properly.
“Getting on the S 1000 RR last weekend was like riding a new bike for me and I now have to spend some time understanding how it has developed before I can push as hard as I woud like.”