Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 3 , Valencia (Spain), Saturday 23rd April 2005, Final Qualifying
Circuit: 4.005 kms. Weather: Dry, cloudy/sunny.


Troy fully lived up to his Mr Superpole reputation at Valencia today,
finishing half a second ahead of his nearest rival. It was Troys thirty-first
pole position in World Superbikes and this afternoon he looked smooth, fast and
comfortable - which must be a worry to the rest of the field. Second quickest in
Superpole today was Chris Vermeulen (Honda), with Regis Laconi (Ducati) third
and Max Neukirchner (Honda) fourth. Troys team mate Yukio Kagayama made a
mistake on his Superpole lap and finished ninth overall.

TROY - 1st, 1:35.676

Well, its always nice to win Superpole and now lets see what happens tomorrow.
When we tested here before going to Phillip Island for the race, we found a good
set-up. Then we made further steps forward during that race weekend and we put
it all together here. The front end is working really well (including the front
tyre) and Im really happy with that. I tried all three rear tyres, but theres
not an awful lot of difference between them. This track is very strange for our
tyres, because only two or three degrees change in temperature can make a big
difference. Our boys have done a great deal of work making the bike
rider-friendly since the start of the season. Giacomo and Max have used their
knowledge from GPs and have changed the way the mapping works and given me a
good bike to ride. Ive felt comfortable all weekend so far and now all I have
to do is go out and race. Of course, my aim is a pair of wins tomorrow, but as
long as I am leading the championship at the end, I will be happy.

Final qualifying:

 2 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)                     1:36.125
 3 Laconi (F-Ducati)                         1:36.356
 4 Neukirchner (D-Honda)                     1:36.447
 5 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)                         1:36.558
 6 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)                    1:36.565
 7 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                      1:36.847
 8 Abe (J-Yamaha)                            1:36.862
 9 Kagayama (J-Suzuki)                       1:36.875
10 Haga (J-Yamaha)                           1:37.031