BMW signs Troy Corser for WSB 2009

Published: 25 September 2008

As MCN predicted and previously reported, BMW have officially announced that Australian Troy Corser has signed to ride the all new BMW S1000RR in next year’s Superbike World Championship.

The former double Superbike World Champion has agreed terms for two years, ending months of speculation as to who will join Spaniard Ruben Xaus in BMW’s debut in WSB next season.

Troy won the Superbike World Championship in 1996, becoming the youngest rider ever to do so in the process, and then again in 2005.

The Aussie has been runner-up in the WSB championship once and third place on three occasions.

Corser is a real veteran of the sport, having taken part in over 300 races to date and stood on the podium 126 time. His 42 pole positions have earned him the nickname of “Mr Superpole”.