Troy Corser says he is looking forward to the rest of the 2011 World Superbike Championship season after a promising, if ultimately unfulfilling, opener at Phillip Island.
Much like BMW team-mate Leon Haslam, Corser has struggled to get the best from the S1000RR during testing but having finished tenth in race one, changes to the bike in race two enabled him to run up at the front of the field.
Getting as high as third at one stage, Corser's progress was undone by a false neutral that sent him straight on at the Honda hairpin. Further tyre problems would leave him down in an eventual 19th position at the chequered flag.
Despite the disappointing outcome, Corser is satisfied with the pace of the bike over a race distance and is excited about its potential for the coming year.
“We started the race well, I felt good on the bike, but sadly I found a false neutral going into Honda corner and I went off the track. I rejoined down the field and then really struggled for grip.
“As the race progressed the tyre became really worn and I was losing traction everywhere, I simply couldn't do the times I wanted. We have identified some points that need addressing before Donington Park, but certainly I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”