A true measure of how far BMW has come since it made its World Superbike Championship in 2009 will be in evidence at Donington Park as Troy Corser gets ready for his second appearance there on the S1000RR.
With Donington Park missing from the schedules in 2010, you have to go back to 2009 to see how Corser and BMW fared around the circuit, the Australian on that occasion qualifying in 15th and managing just a single finish in 20th position.
Furthermore, Corser is one of only three riders competing with the same team as they did at Donington Park in 2009, the others being Max Biaggi (Aprilia) and Jonathan Rea (Ten Kate/Castrol Honda).
Two years on, during which time BMW has managed one pole position and three podiums, targets are considerably bolder for this weekend's event, with Corser adding that he has historically – discounting 2009 – gone well at Donington Park.
“I am really looking forward to Donington Park. Like Phillip Island, it's another track which I enjoy racing at and normally perform well at so we'll have to wait and see what happens.
"We've identified a few issues from Phillip Island that we need to address before Donington, but otherwise I am confident we can make that next step further and be competitive.
“The layout of the circuit is great – really fast and flowing – especially through Craner Curves. I am just looking forward to racing there again and seeing how we perform.”
Corser ran as high as second in race two at Phillip Island, though an error would see him come away from the opener with just a tenth place finish to show for.