Troy Corser has confirmed he will return to competition for the Silverstone round of the World Superbike Championship after recovering from injury.

The BMW rider was forced to withdraw from the Brno round of the series after an accident during free practice landed him in hospital.

Although confident he would be fit in time for Silverstone, Corser underwent two tests at Mugello to ensure he was up to speed before making a final decision as to whether he would enter.

Having now decided to take part, Corser is confident of picking up where he left off having entered the Brno weekend targeting a race win.

"After my crash in Brno, I have worked a lot on my fitness," he said. "I'm really looking forward to riding the new circuit and racing again in the UK, which is like a second home race for me as I spend a lot of time there and am expecting a lot of friends and family over the weekend," said Troy.

"I have already had the opportunity to look at the new track layout and it looks really good. There are some bumps in the track, especially where new asphalt was laid so the team and I will need to find a good set-up to cater for those issues. I expect that the S 1000 RR will suit the track's characteristics - we have been working hard on suspension set-up, and the bumps seem to present no great problem.

"There is no doubt that power is going to be important - because there are many long straights - but there are also some long sweeping turns, where the tyres are loaded on one side for a long time, therefore throttle connection and power delivery will play a big role."


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