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Corser: We’re missing something somewhere

Troy Corser is disappointed to miss out on a better result in Portugal after suffering grip and brake problems on the BMW
Troy Corser was in a 'frustrated' mood following the second round of the World Superbike Championship in Portugal after being unable to convert good starts into better results.

Having qualified eighth on the grid for the two races, Corser got the BMW off the line well to briefly run as high as third on each occasion.

However, while the former champion rallied hard with the lead group initially, he would eventually fade to finish ninth and tenth in the two races.

Indeed, while Corser maintains the S1000RR is displaying plenty of potential, a handful of issues are preventing it from pushing further up the field.

“I suppose you could say that I am a bit frustrated with today's results because it could have been so much better. After qualifying on the second row of the grid, I felt that it could have been our best day so far, but it wasn't to be.

“I made a good start in the first race and was third at the end of the first lap. For the first four or five laps, I was in touch with the leaders and everything felt pretty easy and I didn't even think I was going fast. But, as the grip went down, I began having problems with the bike and I couldn't push as hard as I wanted to.

“It's a bit strange, because the worsening grip seemed to cause quite a few problems and I felt as if I was riding a different bike! It didn't get any better after that and I ended having to physically muscle the bike around, so it's a good job that I'm really fit at the moment.

“In race two, all was OK up until about lap twelve and then I began to have braking problems and then the bike started moving around when I shifted gears when it should have been stable.

“It's taking a lot of work riding this bike at the moment and it seems that once the grip goes down, the bike doesn't get out of the corners so well and other problems occur. The bike has a good engine, the top speed is good and we're just missing a little something somewhere.

“I hope that we find that piece of the jigsaw and then Ruben and I will be able to really show the potential of this bike.”

Four top ten results means Corser continues to hold down ninth position in the overall World Superbike standings.


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keech998 - Unregistered

March 30, 2010 10:20 AM

Its a bit of a shame the the beemers aren't doing better, especially when you consider the development of the Aprilia's. Altough i suspect that its due to the 'race bike first, road bike second' approach to its development. Troy's great starts will, i'm sure, herald better results in the near future. Lets hope Valencia marks a podium, at least, for Troy. Good to see Rubens in the top ten as well :)



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