Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 10 , EurosSpeedway Lausitzring (D), Sunday 11th September
2005, Race
Circuit: 4,265km., Weather: Mostly dry, 21-23 C

A PODIUM AND A CRASH FOR TROY!

Troy took a superb podium in race one, which was stopped four laps from the end
due to rain, and was leading race two when an uncharacteristic crash ruined his
plans for another podium. Troy restarted the bike and got back on board, but by
then the rest of the field had long gone. Despite being dead last, he charged
his way round the 4.265 kilometre circuit lap after lap and managed to overtake
fifteen riders to finish a magnificent thirteenth.

Race one was won by Troys nearest title challenger Chris Vermeulen (Honda),
with Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha) second. Troy was a comfortable third, over five
seconds ahead of reigning champion James Toseland (Ducati). Troy led the second
race off the line and looked to be in control, until the crash on lap two. After
that, Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati), Vermeulen and Haga battled it out for the lead
throughout the 24-lapper. Lanzi (deputising for the injured Regis Laconi) took
the lead on lap two and, despite the close attentions of Vermeulen and Haga,
from then on in he was never headed on his way to his maiden World Superbike
victory.

TROY - Race 1: 3rd, Race 2: 13th

That was a mixed day for sure and you could say that I am a bit disappointed and
frustrated. At Assen, we knew we had problems and it wasn't going to be easy,
but here I felt pretty happy with the bike and ready for a couple of podiums.
After two days of good, hot weather, today was dark, overcast and with a hint of
rain. We changed the rear tyre on the start line (to be the same as  Chris
(Vermeulen) and Nori (Haga) and that affected the bike a bit. The rear end of
the bike started chattering and that stopped me from pushing as hard as I
wouldve liked. Also, I made a little mistake going too hot into turn one and
that dropped me to third our fourth, I think. It took me a few laps to get my
rhythm back, but by then the top two were too far away. I rode as hard as I
could and took third place and was happy enough. I got a good start in race two
and then had a soft crash on the second lap. I lost the front and rear together
and down I went without any warning. I kept hold of the bike, got it back up and
then pressed the button to restart it. It fired up first time, but then it took
some time to get it into gear - I guess the gear lever had been bent in the
crash!  I was dead last, but I got my head down and just rode as hard as I
could. It wasnt so easy because I couldnt use the clutch as the lever was bent
upwards. Also one of the handlebars was bit crooked. All those things considered
the bike ran pretty well and I was able to salvage a few points.

Results:

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

Race 2:
 1 Lanzi
 2 Vermeulen
 3 Haga
 4 Kagayama
 5 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)
 6 Pitt
 7 Neukirchner
 8 Abe
 9 Martin (Aus-Petronas)
10 Chili (I-Honda)
13 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)

Points

 1 TROY CORSER  389
 2 Vermeulen    329
 3 Haga         239
 4 Toseland     215
 5 Laconi       214
 6 Kagayama     211
 7 Pitt         137
 8 Walker       130
 9 Chili        125
 10 Lanzi       118

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