Troy Corser is looking forward to getting back to World Superbike action at Silverstone this weekend after recovering from the arm injury that ruled out of the last round at Brno.
The Australian broke the ulna and radius in his left arm after colliding with Maxime Berger at Motorland Aragon, keeping him on the sidelines at Brno and forcing his BMW to enter just a single bike for his team-mate Leon Haslam.
Despite the severity of the injury, Corser will be back on the S1000RR at Silverstone, the former champion insisting he is back to a good level of fitness.
After my injury in Aragón, I am now really looking forward to jumping on my bike again. I have been back in physical training for the last couple of weeks, and I do not feel any pain in my arm. I rode dirt bikes just to check how fit I am, and all feels good.
“Our performance in Silverstone was not too bad last year, unfortunately I crashed in the second race. The bike worked well there – you obviously need a fast engine, this should suit us well. Leon and Steve Martin tested a few things at Lausitzring in preparation for the Silverstone races. I am optimistic that the test results will help to improve the bike further.
“The new pit complex looks impressive on TV, but the track still looks quite bumpy. The new position of the start-finish straight now leads into a quite tight and bumpy first corner. I think it is even more important now to start the races from the front of the grid.”
Corser, who has a best finish of fifth place at Monza this season, has endured a difficult season on the BMW and is currently classified in 15th overall.