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Troy Corser

Troy Corser
Troy Corser.jpg
NationalityAustralian
Websitetroycorser11.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1997
First race1997 500cc Malaysian Grand Prix
Last race1997 500cc Dutch TT
Team(s)Yamaha
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
7 0 0 0 0 11
Superbike World Championship
Active years1992, 1994-1996, 1998-2001, 2003-2011
ManufacturersDucati, Aprilia, Petronas, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW
Championships2 (1996, 2005)
2011 championship position15th (87 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
377 33 130 43 45 4021,5

Troy Gordon Corser (born 27 November 1971) is an Australian former professional motorcycle road racer. He competed in the Superbike World Championship from 1992 to 2011 except for the 1997 season when he competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing.[1] Corser won the Superbike World championship in 1996 and 2005.[1] He holds the record for most World Superbike Championship race starts with 377.[2]

Career

Corser was born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.[1] Having previously won the Australian and AMA Superbike Championship titles, and shone in a handful of wildcard rides in the Superbike World Championship (taking five podiums), he went to the series full-time in 1995. He was classified 11th in WSBK for 1994, hence his riding #11, which he used for many years. Pole for the first round showed his potential, although he only took one podium until his win at round 5 at the Salzburgring (partly due to collisions with Anthony Gobert and Piergorgio Bontempi at Monza). A strong remainder of the season (including a win at Laguna Seca, one of the few tracks on the schedule that he knew) saw him beat Aaron Slight to 2nd overall.

He won this title in 1996, becoming the series' youngest champion, but 1997 was an unsuccessful and fragmented year in the 500cc World Championship, while teamed with Luca Cadalora on Yamaha YZR-500, Power Horse backed, team.

Back in WSBK for 1998, he came close to retaking the title, helped by a double win at Laguna, the second race by a mere 0.005sec. He led the standings before the final round, took pole, but crashing and breaking ribs in a warm-up accident. For 1999 he was teamed with Carl Fogarty on Davide Tardozzi's team, the title going to Foggy with Corser again third. In 2000 and 2001 he was on a factory Aprilia RSV-Mille. He would take the Aprilia to its first WSBK wins in 2000, and opened 2001 with a double victory in South Africa, but a double DNF at Monza scuppered his hopes of a championship challenge.

In 2002 he joined Carl Fogarty's Petronas Superbike team, and spent the year developing the bike before racing it in 2003 and 2004. He finished 9th in the 2004 championship, with a best result of 3rd, but chose to leave the team after this.

In 2005 he raced for the Alstare Suzuki Team on the GSX-R1000 which enabled him to regain his position as Superbike World Champion, winning the championship after a run of early-season victories - later in the season Chris Vermeulen and Noriyuki Haga were usually the men to beat.

Corser at Donington Park World Superbike races in 2007

Troy won two races early in 2006, however a crash at Phillip Island, and a DNF at Silverstone enabled compatriot Troy Bayliss to gain the upper hand in the early stages of the title chase. A double non-finish at Assen with 4 rounds to go left him 5th in the championship, behind Bayliss, James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga and Andrew Pitt. He ultimately overhauled Pitt to finish 4th, through a double podium at the final round.

For 2007 he left Suzuki to join Yamaha, however he was outpaced by teammate Noriyuki Haga and finished 5th overall, with eight podiums but no wins. He remained with the team for 2008, pipping Haga to finish as championship runner-up behind Bayliss.

For the 2009 WSBK season Corser signed with BMW to ride alongside Ruben Xaus on BMW's new superbike.[3][4] His best result in the first half of the season was an 8th place in the opener at Philip Island, although there were several other minor points finishes. Strong results later in the season saw him finish 13th overall.

Corser and Xaus continued with the team for 2010. Corser scored two fifth places at Assen, he took BMW's first ever WSBK podium in race two at Monza, aided by a first-lap collision between Xaus, Jonathan Rea and Toseland.[5] He also took pole at Misano and had scored in every race until being forced to miss Brno following a practice crash.[6]

Troy has been on pole at Philip Island and Valencia four times, equalling a championship record for a single track. Of the eight cases of a rider having 10 or more podium finishes at a particular circuit, Troy has four - 13 at Misano, 11 each at Laguna Seca and Philip Island, and 10 at Donington Park.

Career statistics

Superbike World Championship

Races by year

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1992 Yamaha SPA SPA GBR GBR GER GER BEL BEL SPA SPA AUT AUT ITA ITA MAL MAL JPN JPN NED NED ITA ITA AUS
18
AUS
14
NZL
10
NZL
10
33rd 14
1994 Ducati GBR
Ret
GBR
3
GER GER ITA ITA SPA SPA AUT AUT INA INA JPN JPN NED NED SMR
3
SMR
Ret
EUR
2
EUR
2
AUS
5
AUS
3
11th 90
1995 Ducati GER
10
GER
8
SMR
3
SMR
3
GBR
2
GBR
Ret
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
SPA
3
SPA
5
AUT
3
AUT
1
USA
2
USA
1
EUR
2
EUR
6
JPN
1
JPN
8
NED
3
NED
Ret
INA
2
INA
2
AUS
1
AUS
3
2nd 339
1996 Ducati SMR
2
SMR
2
GBR
1
GBR
1
GER
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
5
ITA
4
CZE
1
CZE
1
USA
2
USA
2
EUR
Ret
EUR
1
INA
6
INA
5
JPN
4
JPN
9
NED
4
NED
2
SPA
1
SPA
1
AUS
3
AUS
NC
1st 369
1998 Ducati AUS
2
AUS
6
GBR
2
GBR
2
ITA
3
ITA
4
SPA
2
SPA
3
GER
7
GER
3
SMR
2
SMR
2
RSA
Ret
RSA
7
USA
1
USA
2
EUR
7
EUR
1
AUT
6
AUT
5
NED
3
NED
3
JPN
DNS
JPN
DNS
3rd 328.5
1999 Ducati RSA
2
RSA
3
AUS
1
AUS
1
GBR
6
GBR
3
SPA
7
SPA
6
ITA
4
ITA
4
GER
3
GER
1
SMR
2
SMR
2
USA
6
USA
2
EUR
5
EUR
13
AUT
Ret
AUT
2
NED
2
NED
2
GER
Ret
GER
7
JPN
8
JPN
14
3rd 361
2000 Aprilia RSA
4
RSA
3
AUS
Ret
AUS
1
JPN
9
JPN
5
GBR
8
GBR
Ret
ITA
8
ITA
6
GER
7
GER
6
SMR
1
SMR
1
SPA
1
SPA
5
USA
3
USA
1
EUR
6
EUR
Ret
NED
4
NED
7
GER
7
GER
Ret
GBR
7
GBR
3
3rd 310
2001 Aprilia SPA
1
SPA
1
RSA
3
RSA
3
AUS
6
AUS
C
JPN
2
JPN
6
ITA
Ret
ITA
Ret
GBR
11
GBR
3
GER
5
GER
7
SMR
7
SMR
9
USA
3
USA
2
EUR
8
EUR
13
GER
9
GER
11
NED
6
NED
3
ITA
2
ITA
Ret
4th 284
2003 Petronas SPA
Ret
SPA
7
AUS
5
AUS
8
JPN
Ret
JPN
12
ITA
13
ITA
Ret
GER
12
GER
14
GBR
16
GBR
Ret
SMR
7
SMR
10
USA
8
USA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
6
NED
9
ITA
7
ITA
7
FRA
8
FRA
Ret
12th 107
2004 Petronas SPA
Ret
SPA
11
AUS
13
AUS
5
SMR
2
SMR
7
ITA
9
ITA
5
GER
4
GER
Ret
GBR
7
GBR
9
USA
10
USA
Ret
EUR
5
EUR
Ret
NED
10
NED
7
ITA
12
ITA
10
FRA
Ret
FRA
7
9th 146
2005 Suzuki QAT
1
QAT
3
AUS
1
AUS
1
SPA
1
SPA
1
ITA
1
ITA
3
EUR
2
EUR
2
SMR
3
SMR
3
CZE
1
CZE
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
NED
4
NED
4
GER
3
GER
13
ITA
2
ITA
C
FRA
5
FRA
4
1st 433
2006 Suzuki QAT
4
QAT
1
AUS
1
AUS
Ret
SPA
2
SPA
2
ITA
3
ITA
2
EUR
Ret
EUR
6
SMR
Ret
SMR
Ret
CZE
5
CZE
4
GBR
6
GBR
6
NED
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
3
GER
14
ITA
Ret
ITA
9
FRA
3
FRA
2
4th 254
2007 Yamaha QAT
9
QAT
3
AUS
5
AUS
5
EUR
2
EUR
3
SPA
4
SPA
9
NED
17
NED
4
ITA
5
ITA
6
GBR
3
GBR
C
SMR
2
SMR
5
CZE
7
CZE
Ret
GBR
2
GBR
3
GER
3
GER
5
ITA
Ret
ITA
4
FRA
3
FRA
4
5th 296
2008 Yamaha QAT
3
QAT
7
AUS
2
AUS
Ret
SPA
3
SPA
5
NED
5
NED
10
ITA
12
ITA
8
USA
2
USA
Ret
GER
4
GER
2
SMR
2
SMR
5
CZE
2
CZE
4
GBR
8
GBR
3
EUR
Ret
EUR
3
ITA
3
ITA
3
FRA
6
FRA
3
POR
3
POR
6
2nd 342
2009 BMW AUS
8
AUS
22
QAT
9
QAT
9
SPA
Ret
SPA
15
NED
10
NED
10
ITA
Ret
ITA
DNS
RSA RSA USA
15
USA
17
SMR
Ret
SMR
19
GBR
Ret
GBR
20
CZE
5
CZE
10
GER
8
GER
6
ITA
11
ITA
Ret
FRA
9
FRA
10
POR
Ret
POR
9
13th 96
2010 BMW AUS
9
AUS
7
POR
9
POR
10
SPA
4
SPA
12
NED
5
NED
5
ITA
8
ITA
3
RSA
12
RSA
7
USA
5
USA
5
SMR
3
SMR
10
CZE
DNS
CZE
DNS
GBR
10
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
GER
12
ITA
15
ITA
11
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
11th 165
2011 BMW AUS
10
AUS
19
EUR
9
EUR
13
NED
6
NED
Ret
ITA
7
ITA
5
USA
13
USA
Ret
SMR
Ret
SMR
DNS
SPA
10
SPA
Ret
CZE CZE GBR
9
GBR
Ret
GER
15
GER
12
ITA
12
ITA
Ret
FRA
9
FRA
9
POR
14
POR
16
15th 87

References

  1. ^ a b c "Troy Corser WSBK statistics". worldsbk.com. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Will there be an eighth winner at Magny-Cours?". worldsbk.com. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Miller, David (25 September 2008). "Corser signs two-year WSB deal with BMW". BikeSport News. WebExpectations. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "BMW Motorrad's WSBK dream team". Troy Corser. View Point. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Corser hails landmark first BMW podium". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Corser forced to withdraw from Brno". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mat Mladin
Australian Superbike Champion
1993
Succeeded by
Anthony Gobert
Preceded by
Doug Polen
AMA Superbike Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Miguel Duhamel
Preceded by
Carl Fogarty
World Superbike Champion
1996
Succeeded by
John Kocinski
Preceded by
James Toseland
World Superbike Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Troy Bayliss

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