Kyalami latest: Troy Corser becomes latest crash victim

Published: 12 December 2008

Troy Corser became the latest crash victim of the three day WSB test at Kyalami.

The Australian BMW rider lost the front at turn eight in what was his first ever crash on the BMW S1000R. Fortunately the double world champion was unhurt in the crash apart from a small blood blister on his little finger.

Day two casualties included Carlos Checa, Andrew Pitt and Ben Spies. Spies crashed out at the Esses when he lost the front and so far hasn’t regained the blistering pace shown before the crash.

Aprilia are so far having a difficult final day. Max Biaggi suffered a mechanical problem and was stranded out on track and is now having to work with just one bike for the rest of the day.

Team-mate Shinya Nakano also suffered a technical problem on his number one bike followed by an intermittent electrical problem on his number two machine.

The team were able to find the problem and the Japanese rider is now back on track having dropped down the timing sheets due to his lack of laps.

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  • Troy Corser lost the front on his BMW S1000RR at Kyalami