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Corser regrets lost testing time.

“The team threw quite a lot of stuff at us and maybe there was a bit too much to try. It was quite easy to get a bit confused sometimes” – Troy Corser.
Poor weather at Valencia meant BMW riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus had to try and cram two days worth of testing into just over half a day of useful track time.

A cold and wet Wednesday saw only a handful of laps completed while Thursday's final day dawned dry, but bitterly cold, forcing a late start.

The BMW riders did their best to test as many new parts as possible, although Corser was eager to point out that not much should be read into the lap times - the Australian having set a best of 1min 35.3sec, compared with a 1min 33.8sec for fastest man Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati).

“One thing is for sure, these tests were not about lap times!” declared the double world champion after approximately 80 laps of the Spanish track. “It would have been good to have had two full days of testing and then maybe spend the last hour or so going for some quick times, but the bad weather changed everything.

“I don't think I've known such cold conditions at a racetrack and it was obvious that not much would be going on. I think Ruben and I did about five or six laps each [on Wednesday], just to find out what the track was like, and then we were told that there was no point going out.

“Day two started off sunny, with an almost perfect blue sky, but very, very cold. When the technicians pointed the temperature gun at the track in front of the pit straight, it registered -4!

“The problem with Valencia in winter is that even if it doesn't rain, moisture comes up through the track in some areas and it is so easy to get caught out and have a get-off. And for some reason, falling almost hurts more when it's cold, so that was the last thing I or anybody else wanted.

“The team finally decided that we could go out just before 11.30, which meant we'd already lost two hours track time. We started off a bit cautiously and tried to work out where the problem parts of the track might be. Then, once that was done, it was down to the usual programme of going out for five or six laps, then coming back in and giving info the technicians.

“Because we had lost so much time, the team threw quite a lot of stuff at us and maybe there was a bit too much to try in the available time and it was quite easy to get a bit confused sometimes.



Tagged as: BMW , Ruben Xaus , Troy Corser

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Motojunky

February 08, 2010 7:23 AM

Good bloke, good rider, but you are just going to make up the numbers again this year. Then again I bet there's some nice dollars in the bank for signing with them Troy. They (the jurno's) all raved about the road going version over the last few months. Every mag spoke how close it was to the factory racer. No wonder. The super bike isn't that ****hot so that's not to hard to pull off.



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