Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 7, Brno (CZ), Sunday 17th July 2005, Race
Circuit: 5.403 kms. Crowd: 31,000 (3-day). Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy 
25-28 C

TROY TAKES A SUPERB WIN AND A SECOND TO EXTEND HIS TITLE

The last time Troy was at Brno, he left with a double victory and today history
almost repeated itself. But for a small electronic problem in the second race,
Troy might have made history all over again. In the end, it was not to be, but
Troy did have the huge satisfaction of leaving the Czechoslovakian circuit with
an increased lead in the championship thanks to his performance and the mixed
fortunes of his rivals.

Race 1: Troy led from start to finish and was hardly troubled en route to a
brilliant victory. Once he made the break at the start, nobody got close and
Troy controlled the 20-lapper to run out the winner by over six seconds. Second
was James Toseland, with fellow Ducati rider Regis Laconi third.

Race 2 was red-flagged after an oil spillage, which was fortunate for Troy as he
wasnt entirely happy with his engine. He jumped on to his number two bike and
once again got the holeshot to lead the race. Haga (Yamaha) passed him after a
few laps and Troy stayed with him for the rest of the race, but couldnt pass
him because of a small electronics problem. So he settled for runner-up spot,
with Chris Vermeulen (Honda) taking third. Troys team mate Yukio Kagayama did
not have such a good day - tyre problems in both 20-lappers left him with just a
pair of eleventh places to show for his efforts.

TROY - Race 1: 1st, Race 2: 2nd.

Im pretty happy to win one and take second in the other today, but even more
happy because Ive extended my lead in the series and thats what I came here to
do. But, it is also good to get a win again, because it feels a long time since
the last one! I felt very comfortable in the first race and once you are in the
front at Brno, you can controls things and run your own lines and own pace -
thats the way to win at Brno.

I was a bit lucky that the second race was stopped and I could change bikes.
Maybe the first bike wouldve been OK, but I didnt want to take the chance. The
engine had felt a bit slow on the opening lap, so I decided to use my spare
instead. I had a little electronics problem during the race and if I had not
have had that, maybe I couldve got past Nori (Haga). But he was riding as if he
was on fire, so maybe I would not have caught him. It doesnt matter really
because second was good enough to extend my lead and that made me and the whole
team happy. Now lets go to Brands Hatch, win again and put pressure on the rest.

Results:

Race 1:
 1 TROY CORSER (AUS-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 2 Toseland (GB-Ducati)
 3 Laconi (FRA-Ducati)
 4 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)
 5 Chili (ITA-Honda)
 6 Lanzi (ITA-Ducati)
 7 Haga (JPN-Yamaha)
 8 Vermeulen (AUS-Honda)
 9 Abe (JPN-Yamaha)
10 Pitt (AUS-Yamaha)
11 Kagayama (JPN-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)

Race 2:
 1 Haga (JPN-Yamaha)
 2 TROY CORSER (AUS-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 3 Vermeulen (AUS-Honda)
 4 Abe (JPN-Yamaha)
 5 Chili (ITA-Honda)
 6 Lanzi (ITA-Ducati)
 7 Laconi (FRA-Ducati)
 8 Toseland (GB-Ducati)
 9 Muggeridge (AUS-Honda)
10 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)
11 Kagayama (JPN-Suzuki)

Points:

 1 TROY CORSER  299
 2 Vermeulen    205
 3 Laconi       187
 4 Kagayama     158
 5 Toseland     152
 6 Haga         122
 7 Chili        108
 8 Walker       106
 9 Abe           83
10 Pitt          76

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