Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 5, Silverstone (GB), Sunday 29th May 2005, Race
Circuit: 3,619km., Weather: Mostly cloudy


Troy fought through two hard 28-lappers at Silverstone today and left with a
pair of second places. But more importantly, he managed to extend his
championship points lead - mostly at the expense of team mate Yukio Kagayama
(Alstare Suzuki) and Regis Laconi (Ducati). The first race developed into a
three-way battle, with Troy, Haga (Yamaha) and Laconi disputing the lead up to
the 25th lap when Haga was forced to retire with an engine problem. Troy hustled
Laconi for the last three laps but, although he was able to catch the Frenchman,
he was unable pass him, so he settled for runner-up spot. Third place went to
home favourite Toseland (Ducati), with Vermeulen (Honda) fourth, ahead of Chili
(Honda) and Walker (Kawasaki). Race two was another thriller - though this time
five riders contested the lead in the early stages. Laconis pursuit of the
double disappeared before the second lap when he crashed out, leaving Troy,
Haga, Kagayama and Toseland to fight it out. Kagayama faded, due to set-up
problems, leaving Troy, Haga and Toseland to chase the top spot. This time
Toseland was too strong and he took the chequered flag for his first victory on
his home soil. Troy was second with Haga third, ahead of Vermeulen, Chili and


That was a couple of very, very hard races, but although I didnt win today I am
happy because I have increased my lead in the championship - and thats what it
is all about. When I was in the lead in both races I couldnt get a good gap on
the riders behind. This circuit is like that and I said before that I didnt
think anybody would be able to pull away a lot. I tried my best to pass Regis
(Laconi) after he overtook me in the first race. I could catch him, but I just
couldnt get past. In the end, I didnt want to crash and lose the points so I
took second place. It was more of the same in race two - though this time it was
Nori (Haga) and James (Toseland) who I was battling with. Toseland seemed to be
on a mission and he went past me as if he was on fire. I stayed right with him -
he was quicker then me in some places and I was quicker then him in some other
places. But I couldnt get a good drive out of the hairpin and final chicane, so
I couldnt overtake him. Once again, I took second, but thats OK because my two
nearest rivals in the championship (Regis and Yukio) both dropped points - and I
am further ahead. C ya.


Race 1:
 1 Laconi (I-Ducati)
 2 CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 3 Toseland (GB-Ducati)
 4 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)
 5 Chili (I-Honda)
 6 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)
 7 Neukirchner (D-Honda)
 8 Bussei (I-Kawasaki)
 9 Cardoso (E-Yamaha)
10 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)

Race 2:
 1 Toseland
 2 CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 3 Haga (J-Yamaha)
 4 Vermeulen
 5 Chili
 6 Walker
 7 Kagayama
 8 Abe (J-Yamaha)
 9 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)
10 Muggeridge


 1 CORSER     222
 2 Kagayama   144
 3 Vermeulen  141
 4 Laconi     112
 5 Toseland    98
 6 Walker      74
 7 Pitt        70
 8 Haga        68
 9 Chili       66
10 Abe         62