Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 9 , Assen (NL), Sunday 4th September 2005, Race
Circuit: 5.997 km., Crowd: 80,000 (3-day) Weather: Dry, sunny 22-26C

FRUSTRATION FOR TROY AT ASSEN

Troy had his first difficult weeklend of the championship today at Assen, but
still leads the points standing by a healthy margin. Problems with wheelspin in
both races kept Troy off the podium for the first time this season. Chris
Vermeulen (Honda) won both races, which featured wheel-to-wheel action
throughout the two16-lappers.  James Toseland (Ducati) took second in race one,
with Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha) third. In the second race, the positions were
reversed with Haga taking runner-up spot ahead of Toseland.

TROY - Race 1: 4th, Race 2: 4th

I knew we were due a duff weekend sometime this season and I guess this was it.
But at least I finished both races and didnt drop too many points. Im not
disappointed - just a bit frustrated. All weekend we had wheelspin problems and
yesterday afternoon we changed an engine and I think maybe we lost our way a
little. 

In both races today, I just couldnt keep with the guys up front because I
couldnt get on the gas whilst the bike was leant over. I had to wait until it
was more upright before I could get on the gas properly and that lost quite a
bit of time. We changed the set-up of the bike for the second race and it was
heaps better, but I still couldnt gas it like normal. I was really pushing the
front end hard in both races and if Id pushed any harder, Im sure I would have
crashed. It was better to finish the races and take as many points as possible
and thats what I did. Hopefully, things will be back to normal next weekend at
Lausitzring.

See ya.

Results:

Race 1:
 1 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)
 2 Toseland (GB-Ducati)
 3 Haga (J-Yamaha)
 4 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 5 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)
 6 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 7 Lanzi (I-Ducati)
 8 Neukirchner (D-Honda)
 9 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)
10 Chili (I-Honda)

Race 2:
 1 Vermeulen
 2 Haga
 3 Toseland
 4 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)
 5 Pitt
 6 Lanzi
 7 Neukirchner
 8 Muggeridge
 9 Abe (J-Yamaha)
10 Bostrom (USA-Honda)

Points:

 1 TROY CORSER  370
 2 Vermeulen    284 
 3 Laconi       214
 4 Haga         203
 5 Toseland     197
 6 Kagayama     187
 7 Walker       130
 8 Chili        119
 9 Pitt         117
10 Muggeridge

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