Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 12 , Magny Cours (France), Friday 7th October
2005, Friday Qualifying
Circuit: 4,411 km., Weather: Dry, misty then sunny 14-18 

Wheelspinning Troy!

Troy suffered unexpected wheelspin problems at Magny-Cours today in the first
timed qualifying and ended the day with the fifth fastest time. His team mate
Yukio Kagayama is on provisional pole, having smashed the lap record set by Neil
Hodgson in 2003. Second is Karl Muggeridge (Honda), with Andrew Pitt (Yamaha)
third and Lorenzo Lanzi (Ducati) fourth.

TROY - 5th, 1:41 224

This afternoon was a bit strange because I tried quite a few different tyres and
each time I suffered with wheelspin. It didn’t happen when we tested here
recently, so we’re not sure what’s going on. We will have to look at the
telemetry and see if we can make some adjustments tomorrow morning and cure the
problem. Today we used the Imola set-up, which is more or less the same as I
always use, but we will make some changes for sure. The conditions this
afternoon were more or less the same as when we tested, so it’s a bit of a
mystery really.

Friday qualifying:

 1 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)       1:40.512
 2 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)                         1:40.854
 3 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)                              1:41.169
 4 Lanzi (I-Ducati)                               1:41.184
 5 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)  1:41.224
 6 Martin (Aus-Petronas)                          1:41.251
 7 Checa (E-Yamaha)                               1:41.437
 8 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)                          1:41.473
 9 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                           1:41.520
10 Bussei (I-Kawasaki)                            1:41.597