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BMW decides against replacing Corser

The Briton is hoping to turn his fortunes around on a circuit that has favoured BMW over the past two seasons.
BMW has confirmed it will run just a single bike for Leon Haslam at Brno after deciding against replacing the injured Troy Corser.

Though the German manufacturer confirmed shortly after the Motorland Aragon event that Corser, who broke his arm in a collision with Maxime Berger, would not be able to race at Brno, it hasn't sought a replacement for the Australian.

As such, Leon Haslam will be the only factory representative at Brno, a circuit that BMW have had good fortune around in the past.

“We have not done a lot of testing between the last few races because they were all back-to-back,” the Briton said. “From Monza we went to the USA, to Misano and Aragón. When we left Monza we thought we would have the chance to win a race in the coming weeks. But the races were pretty tough and we struggled. It was quite difficult. So it is good to be able to get back into the swing of things with a test and set a few things straight for Brno.

“It is a circuit I am looking forward to go to, because Ruben and Troy had good results there in the past. I am looking forward to riding there with the BMW because it might suit the characteristics of our bike.”

Corser, meanwhile, is frustrated not to be racing at Brno for the second successive year, claiming the event came just slightly too soon for him to think about returning.

“My arm is recovering well. The operation went very, very well with no complications at all. Now we need to give the bone time to strengthen underneath the plate. The doctors said that I should nearly be back to full strength in time for Silverstone. Unfortunately, however, Brno has come too soon. I will probably end up coming to Brno just to be there, but not to ride. For Silverstone, however, I will be 100 per cent ready.”


Tagged as: BMW , Brno , Leon Haslam , Troy Corser

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machine - Unregistered

July 07, 2011 4:02 PM

To Nobodyknow... Leon could have stayed with suzuki or even have gone somewhere else, but who knows what this season would bring. Instead he decided on the challenge of making the BMW into a winning package i for one can't blame him..He obviously loves a challenge and this has got to be the biggest challenge especially when working with a team that obviously don't listen to their riders!! But i'm sure it will turn out to be very fruitful in the end!!



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