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Corser's clutch concern

Published: 01 March 2006

Suzuki’s Troy Corser is warning that clutch problems on his GSX-R1000 are hampering the defence of his WSB title.

Despite finishing the first qualifying practice session for Sunday’s Australian round on the front row, he said: "Today (Friday March 3), and especially this afternoon, I had some problems with grip and also the clutch. Have you chosen your MCN Fantasy Road Race team yet? Click here “The grip problems may have been to do with the high track temperature in the afternoon but I was just not entirely happy. The inconsistency of the clutch probably caused my little get-off - at Honda corner. Next bike? Inspiration here

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Need kit: 1575 products reviewed here “The bike's clutch didn't seem quite right on the approach to the turn and then the bike just tucked under as I went in. It's a slow corner and I wasn’t hurt at all, but it's a bit of a worry if the clutch is going to continue to be inconsistent.

“It's a new clutch for this year, but it worked perfectly well in the four-day test at Phillip Island earlier in the year, so we are a bit of a loss to understand why it is playing up now. Either way, we will have to solve the problem soon or it will become a nuisance."

Corser finished fourth fastest – see link right for all first qualifying times.