Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 6, San Marino (at Misano), Saturday 25th June, Final Qualifying
Circuit: 4.060 kms.  Weather: Dry, sunny 29 - 33 C.


Mr Superpole, Troy, has struck again! At Misano today, in scorchingly hot
conditions, Troy notched up his 32nd pole position in World Superbikes - eleven
more then his former team boss Carl Fogarty. His nearest current rival is
Frankie Chili, but the Italian has only taken ten poles in his long career, so
Troy is head and shoulders above everybody else in the Superpole stakes. Second
quickest today is Chris Vermeulen (Honda), with Regis Laconi (Ducati) third and
Karl Muggeridge (Honda) fourth.

TROY - 1st, 1:35.330

My Suzuki has been working pretty well so far and we really have not had much
work to do with it. We pretty much had a good set-up right from the day one and
all we have done is some little adjustments here and there and that has made all
our lives very straightforward. The first sector of my Superpole was not so
good, but the second and third were pretty good and I dont think I couldve
done the third any better or faster. Before Superpole, I knew that the first
part might be a problem, but I didnt want to panic and rush it and then mess up
parts two and three. All weekend, Ive been a bit cautious going into turn one
because I havent had a really good feeling with my front tyre in there. It was
a bit the same on my Superpole lap, but I knew I could pick up time on the rest
of the lap and thats what I did. Apparently I was down three-tenths of a second
after the first sector, but made that up before the flag without too much of a
problem. If it is as hot tomorrow, its going to cause problems with the tyres -
but its going to be the same for all of us. Two races of 25 laps is really
going to take its toll and it wouldnt be such a crazy idea if they were to
shorten the races - but I dont suppose they will do that!

I dont have too much of a choice regarding tyres - and I guess thats the same
for everybody - but its going to get pretty interesting towards the end of the
race! The rider who has made the best use of his tyres is going to have a bit of
an advantage, but who knows how it will all pan out. At this stage, I am not
thinking of the title because I still want to win races. Obviously, Im not
going to do anything stupid, but you can be sure that I will win if I can. At
the end of tomorrow, I would like to have consolidated my lead or maybe even
extend it a little. Thatd be favourite.

C ya,

Final qualifying:

 1 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:35.330
 2 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda) 1:35.685
 3 Laconi (F-Ducati) 1:35.798
 4 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda) 1:35.866
 5 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:35.868
 6 Chili (I-Honda) 1:35.961
 7 Toseland (GB-Ducati) 1:35.963
 8 Martin (Aus-Petronas) 1:36.147
 9 Neukirchner (D-Honda) 1:36.167
10 Lanzi (I-Ducati) 1:36.301