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Rider: Troy Corser
Born: November 27, 1971 in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Cool, calm and collected sums up Troy’s riding style. Corser has earned the title Mr. Superpole (among other nicknames) due to his amazing qualifying performances in WSBK. After being discovered in the Australian SBK series in 1993 by Barry Sheene, he was offered a tryout with Fast By Ferracci Ducati, and the rest is history! Troy won the AMA title the following year and earned the right to take his place on the grid among the greatest racers the world has to offer in the WSBK Championship. The young Troy Corser honed his skills racing Motocross and dirt track before moving into the road racing arena by age 18. Born in Wollongong Australia, Troy is one of many great Aussie world champions.
Corser has raced for a number of marques, including a WSB Championship-winning stint with the Corona Suzuki squad, and less successful venture on the Foggy Petronas machine.
After finishing 11th in the 2010 WSBK Championship, Troy Corser has re-signed with BMW in ’11 for the third straight year.
Aboard a Yamaha Motor Italia R1 the 37-year-old Australian was looking to rebound from a disappointing 2006 season, which saw him lose the Number 1 plate to his rival, Troy Bayliss. In fact, 2006 didn’t just see Corser lose his title, he suffered a whole string of bad luck, which included multiple crashes and a bout of the chickenpox. The bad luck for Corser carried into 2007, where he had multiple crashes and saw his championship fortunes slide further back to a fifth-place result.
BMW signed Corser for 2009 to pilot the S1000RR alongside Ruben Xaus, but the team struggled as they learned the characteristics of the new machine. For 2010 Corser further refined the BMW, and finished the series 11th overall after claiming two podiums.
For the third year in a row Corser campaigned for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team in 2011, but alongside a new teammate, Leon Haslam. Though showing the occasional flash of his old form, Corser was unable to get the BMW into a consistent threat. After a 15th-place finish in the 2011 series, the two-time World Superbike champion decided to hang up the leathers and retire.
2011 – 15th World Superbike – BMW
2010 – 11th World Superbike – BMW
2009 – 13th World Superbike – BMW
2008 – 2nd World Superbike – Yamaha
2007 – 5th World Superbike – Yamaha
2006 – 4th World Superbike – Suzuki
2005 – 1st World Superbike – Suzuki
2004 – 9th World Superbike – Petronas
2003 – 12th World Superbike – Petronas
2001 – 4th World Superbike – Aprilia
2000 – 3rd World Superbike – Aprilia
1999 – 3rd World Superbike – Ducati
1998 – 3rd World Superbike – Ducati
1997 – 23rd 500cc MotoGP – Yamaha
1996 – 1st World Superbike – Ducati
1995 – 2nd World Supperbike – Ducati
1994 – 11th World Superbike – Ducati
1994 – 1st AMA Superbike – Ducati
1993 – 1st Australian Superbike – Honda
1992 – 33rd World Superbike – Yamaha