Tag Archive: Troy Corser

Jan 12

Stars race to honour Dan Wheldon for Alzheimer’s Society

“It’s good to stage the kart race here at Autosport International”

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoAutosport InternationalInternational stars from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport, football, music and television, joined together to race in honour of British IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon in the Autosport International Karting Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

SBK Paddock Show livens up EICMA

500 square metres of SBK Paddock Show

SBK - EICMA - Carlos Checa SBK logoThe Superbike World Championship’s first ever official appearance at EICMA, the International Motorcycle Exhibition that took place throughout last week at the Milan Fair, concluding Sunday, proved to be an outstanding success.

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Sep 30

Carlos determined to lead as penultimate round begins‏

Provisional pole in France

WSBK - Magny-Cours - RoccoliWSBK - Magny-Cours - Carlos ChecaA near record pace final lap from Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) and a very slightly slower mark from Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) conspired to keep local favourite Sylvain Guintoli (Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati) off the provisional pole spot in France. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) was once again on fine form as he joined the top four, with the second Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati of Jakub Smrz fifth fastest.

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Jun 16

Ruben Xaus wins the first ‘race’ at Motorland Aragon!

FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race…

WSBK - Motorland Aragon - Max BiaggiWSBK - Motorland Aragon - Ruben XausThe weekend’s event programme at the Spanish Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship got underway this afternoon with an entertaining race …to see who could slice the local ‘jamón de Teruel’ ham specialty in the best possible way! The riders convened for this tough but delicate task were Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa, Ruben Xaus, Michel Fabrizio, Eugene Laverty, Troy Corser, Chris Vermeulen and David Salom. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

WSBK: Checa from Biaggi as first day of action winds up at Misano

In a close qualifying session the top 21 riders were within 1.5 seconds of the top spot

WSBK - Carlos ChecaWSBK - Lowes actionCarlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) ended up on the top slot in Friday’s World Superbike qualifying session with a time of 1 minute 36.024 seconds, half-a-second quicker than Cal Crutchlow’s lap record set during last year’s race. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) went head-to-head with Checa for much of the session, but any last-minute attempt by the Italian to oust his rival from the top was thwarted by a crash by Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad) four minutes from the end that interrupted proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Double, no trouble takes Checa clear of the chasing pack

Checa leading overall championship standings

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Carlos Checa finishSBK - Miller Motorsports Park - podiumOn the American Memorial Day holiday 48,00 enthusiastic fans were treated to a double win from a rider who was robbed of a double last year by simple bad luck, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati). The Spaniard, who entered this event as championship leader, had a dose of good luck this time as his two main rivals had difficult raceday experiences.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 29

Checa once again leads them away

The race is tomorrow, Monday

SBK - Miller Motorsports Park - Superpole2011-05-30-0067Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) put in a 1 minute 58.315 second lap on a drying track to take his fourth Tissot Superpole win of the 2011 season and give himself the best possible starting slot for raceday on Monday.

(Flagworld’s photo album over here)

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May 27

Superbike Super Celebrity Mega Kart Showdown: Team Corser wins inaugural BigM weekend

Corser, Aaron, Whitehouse and Birch take top honors

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoMiller Motorsports ParkTeam Corser – consisting of World Superbike superstar Troy Corser, Rick Aaron of Fox 13 television in Salt Lake City, Ryan Whitehouse from the Deseret Chemical Depot and fan Kellen Birch of Rexburg, Idaho, won the Inaugural BigM Weekend Superbike Super Celebrity Mega Kart Showdown at Miller Motorsports Park today. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Teams set for inaugural BigM weekend

Superbike Super Celebrity Mega Kart Showdown, Racers, Military, Media and Fans to Kick Off BigM Weekend

Miller Motorsports ParkSBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoAfter weeks of suspense and speculation, the team line-ups for the Inaugural BigM Weekend Superbike Super Celebrity Mega Kart Showdown at Miller Motorsports Park are announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

World Superbike and Supersport get final season shakedown

At Phillip Island

Phillip Island logoSBK 2011 logoThe Phillip Island circuit south of Melbourne, Australia will be the scene on Monday and Tuesday for the final session of pre-season testing in view of the opening round of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships, taking place here next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship Round 10: Silverstone preview

Biaggi and Co. make eagerly awaited Silverstone comeback

SBK - Hannspree FIM Superbike World ChampionshipRound ten of the 13-round HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the latest incarnation of the classic Silverstone circuit this weekend, between 30 July and 1 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Corser: I should have won!

Two small mistakes demoted him to a mere third place at Misano

Troy Corser MisanoCorser laments ‘two small mistakes’ in race one for being unable to turn BMW’s first World Superbike pole position into a first win. Troy Corser believes he should be celebrating his first World Superbike win with BMW but for ‘two small mistakes’ that demoted him to a mere third place at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Biaggi takes third double win and championship lead

Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam

A remarkable day of unpredictable final outcomes and drama on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team at Miller Motorsports Park. Max now has a 15 point lead over Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) but he may not have won a single race today had Althea Ducati privateer Carlos Checa not had his machine quit twice on him while leading. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

World Superbike arrives at popular African venue for round six

For the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16

The HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship makes its second visit to the southern hemisphere in 2010 for the Kyalami round in South Africa, from May 15-16. Having seven different manufacturers and a host of potential winners on show this coming weekend, the local spectators can expect the same kind of high-speed, high quality, action which has made the 2010 edition of WSBK a must-see for racing enthusiasts all over the world. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Max enjoys his best day yet

In front of 115,000 people in Monza

An outstanding weekend of action at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, played out in front of 115,000 people, culminated in a remarkable double win for Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team, and pulled Max up to within three points of championship leader Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

SBK: Toseland getting back to best with double podium

The former double champion suggests he is returning to some of his best form

James Toseland secures a pair of podium finishes at Assen and  moved himself up to fifth in the World Superbike standings after shrugging off an indifferent grid position to twice stand on the podium at Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

WSBK: Portimao – Qualifying times

Full qualifying times for the second round of the World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal

Jakub Smrz and Max Biaggi put in their pitch for a Superpole challenge later today by going fastest in second provisional qualifying in Portugal, the pair emerging with identical lap times. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Seventh heaven for WSBK as new season dawns

At Phillip Island circuit in Australia this weekend

The latest World Superbike Championship season kicks off at the magnificent 4.445km long Phillip Island circuit in Australia this weekend with an entry list split between seven competing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

SBK top guns set for final pre-season shoot-out

Supersport riders also getting set to test

A virtually full grid of SBK competitors line up at Phillip Island for the final official pre-season test of the 2010 season, starting Sunday 21 and ending Monday 22 February. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

New era for motorcycle racer magazine

It’s now on sale

The World’s Number One Road Race Magazine, Motorcycle Racer, enters a brand new era with the publication of the latest issue (127 – March 2010) which goes on sale today. (Thursday 11th February). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Toseland will be happy – and fast – in WSBK

James will be on the leading pace right from the word ‘go’

Cal Crutchlow and Troy Corser predict that not only will MotoGP refugee James Toseland be far happier back in the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) again in 2010 – but he will also be on the leading pace right from the word ‘go’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

WSBK: Crutchlow vows to prove his critics wrong

Cal Crutchlow might be a World Superbike Championship new boy in 2010

But the Yamaha star and reigning World Supersport Champion makes clear that he has no intention of bedding himself into his new surroundings gently. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

”BMW is capable of a podium” – Corser

Troy Corser records his and World Superbike debutants BMW’s 12th top ten finish of the season at Portimao

Troy Corser concluded the first act of his new chapter with BMW in World Superbikes with a mixed final round of the season in Portugal. The Australian was eager to end his first year with the fledgling German manufacturer on a high, but after qualifying in eighth during Superpole, Corser would retire from the first race before finishng ninth in the second. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Troy Corser misses Superpole 3 by a whisker

He missed out on getting into Superpole 3 by the narrowest of margins at Imola today

Less than three hundredths of a second separated Troy and a place in Superpole 3, and so he will now start from the third row of the grid tomorrow. Ruben achieved his first goal of qualifying for Superpole 1, but his lack of track time with the new spec engine in his S 1000 RR prevented him from pushing harder and getting into Superpole 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Heidfeld and Corser swap F1 and Superbike (+photos)

Theissen: Its good to feel the support

2009-07-20 - BMW - F1 - Superbike - 57The highlight of this years one-day event at the Nürburgring for fans and partners of the BMW Sauber F1 Team was the vehicle swap between German Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld and BMW Motorrad Superbike rider Troy Corser of Australia more than 700 hp on four wheels in exchange for a good 200 hp on two. Over 700 guests came to the Eifel to enjoy an exclusive ride through the gamut of BMWs racing activities.

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Jul 20

Monday F1 news briefs

The latest…

Toro Rosso’s new 19-year-old race driver Jaime Alguersuari will not relinquish his seat with the Carlin team in the Renault World Series.  “Obviously his F1 commitments will take priority,” said his boss Trevor Carlin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Gang of four winners meet up at Donington

Now, on to round 9 cross the Channel

The echoes of a splendid weekend of racing at Misano World Circuit are still ringing loud and clear as the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship crosses the English Channel for its next appointment, round 9 at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

American Ben Spies back on familiar ground

In Superbike World Championship event at Miller Motorsports Park

When the HANNspree Superbike World Championship arrived at Miller Motorsports Park last year for its first North American appearance since 2004, there were no Americans competing in the series full-time.Things are different this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

World Superbike returns to Europe

For round 3 at Valencia

After two exciting overseas races in Australia and Qatar, the 2009 Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship returns to European soil this weekend for the third round at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Spies notches up second Superpole win in two races (+result)

After dominating the two WSBK qualifying sessions

Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) powered to the same result in Superpole with his second success in two races. Read the rest of this entry »

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