Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 7, Brno (CZ), Saturday 16th July 2005, Final Qualifying
Circuit: 5.403 kms. Weather: dry, sunny 25-28 C


Out of nowhere, came one of the best Superpole laps ever seen and once again it
was Troy who did it. Until the final practice session, Troy and the team had
been struggling with grip problems, but a change to the swinging arm pivot, and
front and rear suspension  made all the difference and made Troy much happier
about the bikes set-up for the races tomorrow.

Troys Superpole lap was not without its dramas though - as he arrived at the
first turn on his warm-up lap, his brake lever came all the way back to the
bars! He then spent the next five or six turns turning the adjuster until the
lever was back to normal again. Only then could he concentrate on his Superpole
lap, but when he flew across the line at the end, his time of 2:02.694 was half
a second quicker then his nearest rival - James Toseland (Ducati). Third was Max
Neukirchner (Honda), with Chris Vermeulen (Honda) fourth. Troys team mate Yukio
Kagayama finished with the seventh best time and will start one row behind Troy
on the grid.

TROY - 1st, 2:02.694

I am happy because we finally found a decent bike set-up this afternoon after
struggling a bit for the past two days. We changed the swinging arm pivot point
and also made some adjustments to the front and rear suspension and that made a
big difference. Normally, we only make small changes one at a time but, because
this track is so long and time spent in the garage is time not spent on the
track, we made some big changes and they worked out pretty good. There was never
a problem on qualifying tyres - only race rubber, but now we are more or less
sorted on that. I nearly had a disaster in Superpole when I found myself without
any brakes going into the first turn on my out lap. I had to spend nearly a
third of a lap turning the adjuster to get the brakes to work OK and by the time
I had done all that it was time to get my head down and attack the line for the
start of the Superpole lap. It went like a breeze and I ended up quickest.

The key to this track is to be smooth and fast. If you are too aggressive and
charge into the turns, you end up going slower. Brno is a technical track and to
do well here you have to use your head. I think the races are going to be very
close and I dont think anybody will pull away - if they do, Id like it to be
me!  The temperature could play an important part in the proceedings because
weve found that the Pirellis dont work as well when the track temperature is
very hot. So Im hoping that it will be a bit cooler then this afternoon and
stay dry. If that happens, I should be on course for a couple of podiums, and
thats what Im chasing.

Final qualifying:

 1 TROY CORSER (AUS-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)  2:02.694
 2 Toseland (GB-Ducati)                           2:03.180
 3 Neukirchner (GER-Honda)                        2:03.214
 4 Vermeulen (AUS-Honda)                          2:03.247
 5 Muggeridge (AUS-Honda)                         2:03.252
 6 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                           2:03.429
 7 Kagayama (JPN-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)     2:03.473
 8 Cardoso (ESP-Yamaha)                           2:03.492
 9 Laconi (FRA-Ducati)                            2:03.756
10 Checa (ESP-Yamaha)                             2:03.913