Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Winter Test- Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia
18th November 2004


Although Troy tried his best, he was unable to get into the 1:35 second bracket
in the third and final day of testing at Valencia today. The team had decided to
run until 1530 today, but Troy's second crash called a halt to their plans
fifteen minutes or so before time. Troy was desperately close to his target and
ended with a lap of 1:36.00 - the fastest time of the day and the tests. Troy's
pair of crashes were slow speed tip-offs and he was unhurt both times. In the
morning, he slid off in the middle of the second turn and in the afternoon he
fell in the left-hander going on to the back straight. After first crash, the
team altered the mapping and worked on the injection system, but the problem
wasn't cured. On both occasions Troy felt that the bike hadn't slowed down when
he rolled off the throttle and that was the cause of the crashes.


"I am very happy with this first test, because I feel that we have all gelled
together really well and already I feel we are a team. We spent a lot of time
today testing tyres and working on the engine's mapping to try and cure a bit of
an over-run in the turns. We tries some different ideas, but I guess we didn't
fix it, because I crashed twice! Both were low speed affairs and I wasn't
injured at all, but it gave the mechanics some work to do!

The problem in both crashes was that I shut off the throttle, but the bike
didn't! Considering this is my first time on a four cylinder bike since '97, the
tests have gone really well because already I feel part of the bike. Now I'm
looking forward to the next test and staying ahead of the opposition.


Troy Corser  1'36"0
Laconi       1'36"1
Toseland     1'36"9
Pitt         1'36"9
Checa        1'37"1
Muggeridge   1'37"2
Gimbert      1'37"2
Lanzi        1'37"3
Martin       1'37"3
Riba         1'38"1
Walker       1'39"1
Bussei       1'39"3
Sanchini     1'39"3
Da Costa     1'39"3