Corser expecting to return fully at Aragon

The Australian is down to 15th in the standings after completing just five laps of the first race and failing to start the second.
Troy Corser says he is hopeful that he will be back to full strength for the Motorland Aragon round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship after an injured hip forced him to skip the Misano races.

Corser crashed heavily during Q1 on the Friday, hurting the hip, before another tumble on the Saturday stunted the recovery process. Indeed, although Corser qualified well in sixth place and started the first race, he struggled to get up to speed and decided to withdraw after five laps.

Nonetheless, having playing it safe in Italy, Corser – who has plummeted to 15th in the standings – is optimistic that the hip injury will not hamper him at Motorland Aragon in just three days time.

“It's never good when you crash early on in a weekend and although my hip didn't feel too bad [in qualifying], it felt a lot worse when I woke up," he BMW rider said. "But, I thought I'd give it a go and so I started race one. Very soon, it became evident that the injury was preventing full movement of my right leg and that stopped me from being able to get my knee down.

“This track has many changes of direction and there was not enough strength in the hip to allow me to move the bike around anywhere near normal. I knew I was cooked after a few laps and managed to complete five before pulling in. If I had stayed out, I could've crashed and done myself more damage or worse - I could have caused somebody else to crash.

“Before the highside, we'd tried some different settings on the engine braking and traction control. We'd made some improvements for sure and it's a shame that I didn't get a chance to put them into practice.

“Now I need some rest and I need to get some movement back into my hip so that I'm ready for Aragon next weekend. I feel pretty confident that I'm going to be in much better shape come next weekend.”

Tagged as: Misano , BMW , Troy Corser

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legend - Unregistered

June 14, 2011 9:41 AM

Ive been a fan of this guy since he raced 250 production bikes 20 years ago, id really like to see him do well for the rest of the year then quit while his ahead,hes got nothing to prove,one of the most succesful superbike riders ever,cosistantly at the top for 15 years,mr superpole, he has nothing left to prove. time to leave the new boys to it.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 15, 2011 6:51 PM

Mick - why do you post a daft, provocative comment about Corser being sacked for being cr@p and then from your next half dozen posts we learn that you are obviously a bright lad and that Corser wasn't sacked for being cr@p? My memory from the time is that Corser wasn't paid and eventually refused to race any more unless he was - he wasn't so he didn't! That may be an oversimplification, but it does tally with the commentary from the period. He has long had a problem with fading in races - I used to presume it was due to lack of fitness (in the years before he won his second championship I think it was). Can't forget however that he won two championships and but for that fall in warm up Foggy would probably have had three and Corser three.

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