Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 8, Brands Hatch (GB), Sunday 7th August 2005, Race
Circuit: 4.197 kms. Crowd: 108,000 (3-day Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy 19-22 C.

Troy wins again! Then takes a second to extend his championship lead.

Troy kept up his amazing record of having finished on the podium in every one of
the sixteen races this season so far by taking a win in the first 25-lapper at
Brands Hatch and then a runner-up spot in the second. In both races Troy had
tremendous close-quarter battles with Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha), with the pair of
them touching on more then one occasion.

In race one Troy and Haga swapped the lead several times, but Troy’s pass on the
last lap was decisive and he ran out the winner by nearly two tenths of a
second. Haga led virtually the whole of race two, but Troy once again made a
move on the last lap and went past the Japanese rider. Unfortunately though Troy
outbraked himself going into Westfield and was forced to take to the grass.
Somehow he didn’t crash, but by the time he recovered and rejoined the track,
Haga had a clear run to the chequered flag. Ducati rider Regis Laconi finished
third in the first race, ahead of Chris Vermeulen (Honda) , Chris Walker
(Kawasaki) and Karl Muggeridge (Honda).  In race two, it was Vermeulen who took
third spot, in front of Walker, Laconi and Pitt (Yamaha).

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

I know that we had a good points lead before coming to Brands and the title is
mine to lose, but every time I go out, I want to win. If there is a bike problem
and I cannot win , then I get the best result I can. Nori was very strong today,
but I knew he would be a big threat because I saw what he did in practice the
past two days. It was no big surprise to find him riding shotgun today in the
first race and we must have given the fans a lot of entertainment out there. I
think we may just have touched a couple of times, but there was nothing nasty or
dangerous - just good, clean racing fun!

I followed Nori for most of race two and knew which places I was stronger then
him and also which places he was stronger then me. Once again, I left it late to
make my move. I went past him hard on the brakes going into Westfield, but he
was braking pretty hard too. I guess I must have braked that little bit too much
because suddenly I found myself running out of room! I had to take to the grass
and I nearly crashed, but after letting off the anchors I waited for the bike to
settle and then gassed it again and got back It on the track. It must have been
a worrying moment for the Francis and the rest of the team watching back in the
garage!  But I’m here to race to win and I am enjoying going for it at every


Race 1:
 1 Corser (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 2 Haga (J-Yamaha)
 3 Laconi (F-Ducati)
 4 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)
 5 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)
 6 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)
 7 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)
 8 Lanzi (I-Ducati)
 9 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
10 Neukirchner (D-Honda)

Race 2:
 1 Haga
 2 Corser (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 3 Vermeulen
 4 Walker
 5 Laconi
 6 Pitt
 7 Toseland (GB-Ducati)
 8 Lanzi
 9 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
10 Bostrom (USA-Honda)

 1 Corser (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)    344
 2 Vermeulen                               234
 3 Laconi                                  214
 4 Kagayama (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)  172
 5 Haga                                    167
 6 Toseland                                161
 7 Walker                                  130
 8 Chili                                   111
 9 Pitt                                     95
10 Abe                                      88