Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 8, Brands Hatch (GB), Saturday 6th August 2005, Final Qualifying
Circuit: 4.197 kms. Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy


Despite a cautious start to his Superpole lap, Troy once again showed why he is
called Mr Superpole. The second and third splits were absolute stormers and in
the end, he finished a massive eight tenths of a second ahead of his nearest
rival - Karl Muggeridge (Honda). Third quickest was James Toseland (Ducati),
with his team mate Regis Laconi fourth. Troys team mate Yukio Kagayama had his
second big crash of the weekend and is struggling to be fit enough for
tomorrows pair of 25-lappers.  He took part in Superpole only after taking
painkillers and his suspected broken ribs may prevent him from racing tomorrow.

TROY - 1st, 1:26.672

I had a feeling that my first split in Superpole would be a bit down, but I was
taking it steady because I was concerned about the first two left-handers. When
the tyres are not up to temperature, those two corners can easily catch you out.
But once I had done those two corners, I felt confident enough to push it quite
hard and thats what I did for the rest of the lap. After seeing what the top
three before me had done I knew that a 1:26 was easily possible and in the end
it all worked out pretty good and I won another watch for taking pole. This time
though, I might keep it for my new daughter Kelisa. I want to thank my wife Sam,
for giving birth early. The scheduled date was Sunday (raceday), so I was very
happy when Kelissa arrived early, because I can now concentrate absolutely on
the races and keep up the pressure on my rivals. I dont know it it will be
possible to win both races tomorrow, but I will be trying my hardest to keep or
extend my championship lead.

Final qualifying:

 1 Troy Corser (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)  1:26.672
 2 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)                         1:26.833
 3 Toseland (GB-Ducati)                           1:26.910
 4 Laconi (F-Ducati)                              1:26.982
 5 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                           1:27.014
 6 Haga (J-Yamaha)                                1:27.044
 7 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)                              1:27.192
 8 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)                          1:27.196
 9 Lanzi (I-Ducati)                               1:27.618
10 Martin (Aus-Petronas)                          1:27.653