Despite winning the World Superbike championship at the previous round, Troy Corser still has a major point to prove at the season finale at Magny Cours in France on Sunday, October 9, 2005.
The Team Alstare Corona Extra rider took his second WSB title, and the first for Suzuki, at the penultimate round in Imola, but only after the second race was cancelled due to dangerous conditions.
"It's a shame the second race was cancelled in Imola, but the conditions were far too dangerous to race. We had a little celebration on Sunday night with the whole team, but we'll be saving the proper party for Sunday night at Magny-Cours. Bore that though, we've got some business to attend to. I'm aiming to finish the season in style with a couple of wins, though I suppose I could share the wins with Yukio and end the season as we started in Qatar."
Suzuki team-mate Yukio Kagayama will be looking for a good result to ensure he retains his 7th place in the championship.
"I am happy to go to magny-Cours because I have tested there and so it will not be yet another new circuit for me to learn. Imola was a disapointment for me but I hope to make a good show at Magny-Cours and end with a couple of podiums - and maybe a win."
The championship battle to watch will be for third place, with Noriyuki Haga on 255 points, Britain's James Toseland on 228 points, and Regis Laconi on 221. With teams being decided for next year, all riders will want to leave the season on a high, and Toseland will be flown from the race to the MCN weekend at Butlins, so it's important he gets two good results.
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