Troy Corser says he wants the new JR Racing BMW team to be aiming for the top five in the 2015 World Superbike Championship following the team's launch at Magny-Cours.

Corser will be the sporting director of the ambitious project, which is being backed by an initiative from the Dominican Republic and is expected to receive a degree of support from BMW Motorrad.

Though the finer details of the entry, including riders and sponsors, is yet to be confirmed, two-time WSBK champion Corser is excited to be bringing a new market into the sport.

"We have a good backer behind the whole project, which we didn't have at all last year," he said, referring to his dubbed 'Down Under Motorsports' project. "So it is very exciting to be here with a new concept, the Dominican Republic coming on board, promoting and advertising this championship, so it should be good."

Insisting he wouldn't be involved in the team - which will be managed by Gemma Voces-Pons - if he didn't believe it could be a front runner, the Australian says he would like to challenging for the top five in the first year.

"We don't want to come in with material we can't win with or with riders we can't win with. Realistically top five in the first year would be a good goal, maybe better than that, but there are a lot of teams out there with a lot of experience, teams that have won before."



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