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Corser hails much improved BMW

Corser: Finally, I feel really comfortable with bike and I can do a whole lap without having to think about every corner - this is the biggest thing for me
Troy Corser says BMW has finally turned a corner with its bike after qualifying a superb fifth on the grid in Valencia, a new high for the German manufacturer.

The Australian has been in fine form throughout the weekend, the former champion stating that developments introduced to the bike since Portimao have helped transform it into a more consistently competitive machine.

Indeed, Corser says this is the first time he has felt truly comfortable on the bike before going on to admit reveal the personal lengths he has gone to in order to enhance the S1000RR's development.

“Finally, I feel really comfortable with bike and I can do a whole lap without having to think about every corner - this is the biggest thing for me,” he said. “We made a good step at the recent Portimao tests and made further progress yesterday and today here and now I feel much more confident about my prospects.

“Most of the work has been on the electronics - traction control, clutch and engine-braking, but now I've got the bike the way I want and I can just go out and ride. I have had to change my riding style for this bike and that's not an easy thing to do, but it is necessary in order to get it round the track quickly.

“Changing your riding style is a big thing and when you are in the middle of doing it, your confidence can drop, so now that I am comfortable on the bike, I already am feeling more confident. Many times recently, I have been riding within myself, but now I feel much more in control.

“The telemetry is working better and we can understand more about what's going on and then decide what to do. Working with it is also helping us get a better level of grip and the electronics now help maintain the grip so, with all this working well, I feel I will be able to push harder in the second part of the race.

“I'm looking forward to the two races tomorrow and hope that all these recent improvements and hard work will bear fruit and we can finish with two very good results.”

Corser's team-mate Ruben Xaus will start 17th.


Tagged as: BMW , Valencia , Troy Corser

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MickB - Unregistered

April 10, 2010 6:40 PM

Fantastic to see Corser back up near the front after a year of hard slog to turn an obviously very fast standard bike (just look at the Superstock 1000 and BSB Evo results) into a front running WSBK contender. Looking forward to see them competing up near the front for the rest of the year!



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