Aussie Troy Corser has had a nightmare finish to his 2010 World Superbike campaign with BMW, suffering two mechanical failures at Magny-Cours in France on Sunday.
Corser slipped back to 11th in the standings on 165 points after his non-scoring finale, but he’s confident BMW will be a strong force in 2011 as Leon Haslam joins him to replace Ruben Xaus.
“It has been a really hard weekend for us,” said Corser. “Sadly a technical issue brought an early end to both races, but I know we have the package to succeed in the long term.
“On the whole it has been a good year for the team, and we can now look forward to next year and developing the 2011 bike. Hopefully we can learn from today and improve so we are ready for the start of next season.”
Corser will debut alongside Haslam this week, riding a vastly different 2011 model in the post-season test in France on Tuesday and Wednesday.