Troy Corser will make his return to the World Superbike Championship this weekend at Silverstone, six weeks after breaking his arm at Aragon. The BMW Motorrad rider crashed out of the second race in Spain and was forced to miss the last round at Brno, but will be back in action on Sunday.
The Australian has been working hard to regain his fitness and is confident that he will be able to ride without discomfort.
“After my injury in Aragon, I am now really looking forward jumping on my bike again. I have been back training for the last couple of weeks, and I do not feel any pain in my arm. I rode dirt bikes just to check how fit I am, and all feels good.”
The S1000RR hasn't been able to match the likes of Aprilia, Ducati and Yamaha in recent races but Corser expects the team's recent test to bring them closer to the front.
“Our performance in Silverstone was not too bad last year, unfortunately I crashed in the second race. The RR worked well there – you obviously need a fast engine, so this should suit us well. Leon and Steve [Martin] tested a few things at Lausitzring in preparation for the Silverstone races and I am optimistic that the test results will help improve the bike further.”
This weekend will also see the Silverstone wing playing host to a World Superbike meeting for the first time and Corser is eager to get a closer look at the new complex.
“The new pit complex looks impressive on TV, but the track still looks quite bumpy. The new position of the start-finish-straight now leads into a quite tight and bumpy first corner, so I think it is even more important now to start the races from the front of the grid.”