Corser to lead new JR Racing BMW Team

Troy Corser will be sporting director of JR Racing, an all-new, Dominican Republic-funded BMW effort.
Corser to lead new JR Racing BMW Team

Two-time World Superbike Champion Troy Corser has officially confirmed he will move into team management in 2015 with the launch of the new JR Racing Team.

The 1996 and 2005 champion, who retired from the sport in 2011, has often spoken of a desire to assume a managerial role, but while plans for a 'Down Under Motorsport' outfit fell through last year, this new set-up will see him become sporting director of a new customer BMW team under the JR Racing Team guise.

'JR' refers to team owner Yoselyn Robinson's tribute to her father Jose Robinson, who will fund the team as part of a larger plan to bring World Superbikes to her native Dominican Republic, where an international circuit is reportedly being proposed.

Talk of partners, sponsors and how much official support it will be receiving from BMW Motorrad is being kept quiet for the time being, though the team will get use of the 2015 MY BMW S1000RR.

Furthermore, though Josh Brookes and Leon Camier have been linked with the available rides, there was also no talk of riders during the official launch at Magny-Cours, with an announcement due in the coming weeks.

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