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Fourth Row Start Disappoints – But More to Come From Phillip Island

Motorrad | February 28th, 2010 by 3
WSBK Troy Corser [1600x1200]

BMW Motorrad Team riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus will start the first race of the 2010 World Superbike Championship from 13th and 15th place …

BMW Motorrad Team riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus will start the first race of the 2010 World Superbike Championship from 13th and 15th place respectively in a 26 bike grid.

Leon Haslam secured pole position with a best time of 1:31.229, securing Suzuki’s first Pole position of the season. Corser and Xaus best qualifying laps of 1:32.430 and 1:32.842 respectively show them 1.2 + seconds off the ultimate pace. Surprisingly, these lap times were set on race spec tires for both BMW riders as the bike was not performing well with the qualifying spec tire.

Fourth Row Start Disappoints   But More to Come From Phillip Island

Former Ducati Xerox Team Manager Davide Tardozzi has joined BMW Motorrad’s WSBK racing effort for the 2010 season. With Davide in the position of Team Manager, BMW Motorrad is in very good hands. Tardozzi has led Ducati for almost 20 years in WSBK to become the winningest team in the series. After the qualifying session earlier today in Australia, he had this to say: “We made a step ahead although the times and the grid positions don’t reflect that too much. For some reason we struggled with the qualifying tyres, and both riders set their fastest lap in today’s Superpole on race tyres. Apart from the starting position we are in a comfortable situation for tomorrow. The team will do their best to finish the races in the best possible positions.”

With a fourth row starting position on the grid, a podium will likely be just out of reach, but with every World Superbike Race divided into two “heats” it is difficult to predict final positions.

We look forward to tomorrow’s two-part race and we’ll be bringing you the race results after all the dust settles.

  • BMWM6

    I love my s1000rr

    production street ducatis are rubbish ducati is only good at racing there stock bikes are crap

    but they do look good

    • Shawn

      Congrats on your S1000RR BMWM6, when did you take delivery?

      I agree – I’ve heard a lot of reliability issues exist with Ducatis, though I’ve never owned one. I think they are among the most beautiful bikes on the road, but I’ve always been attracted to the charm and charisma of a BMW boxer twin. The HP2 would be my pick if money was no option. Hoping to get a ride on the S1RR in the spring.

      • BMWM6

        second week of February

        Yea I loved the HP2 but in bikes I come from riding a GSXr 1000 and a Busa so its inline for me but I greatly respect the boxer engines

        and the s1000rr is crazy I have the racing package with the clutchless upshift

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