News 10 Jun 2011

BMW's Corser in a positive frame of mine ahead of Misano World Superbikes on Sunday

Corser enjoys the Misano circuit and for a positive turn in the season.

Corser enjoys Misano and hopes to turn his season around there.

BMW rider Troy Corser will be looking to ignite a lacklustre world Superbike season when the championship visits the popular Misano circuit on Italy’s Adriatic Coast this weekend.

Last year at Misano, Corser set BMW’s first ever pole position in WSBK, and then went onto score a podium position on race day. It’s that positive performance, plus some gains made in a recent test session, which has Corser in a positive frame of mind.

“I like Misano, and have always had good results here,” said Corser.

“We tested here after Monza , which was very encouraging. We found a good set-up, so I am looking forward to the race weekend. I think Leon (Haslam) and I should have a pretty strong race.”

Corser believes staying power will be a key factor on Sunday, especially as the weather starts to heats up in Europe.

“The track in Misano is pretty fast, with the back straight being very important. The grip is quite good, but I think the temperature will be high at this time of year, so it could physically be a tough race.”

“You don’t get much rest except on the back straight, where you have about four seconds before turning in again,” Corser added.

“The rest of the track consists of a combination of corners, so you need to be very fit. But I am fit enough and the bike works well here, so I think we should get a good result.”

Corser, who scored a winning double at Misano way back in 2000, is coming off a poor last round in America, which has him well back in the standings in 14th place after five of 13 rounds, foreign territory for the WSBK warhorse.