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Team personnel key to Troy Corser’s success at BMW

Published: 20 February 2009

Updated: 24 November 2014

Troy Corser has put his impressive testing pace onboard the new BMW S1000RR down to the strength of his immediate crew and professionalism of the German team.

Corser is one of the most experienced racers in WSB history with 413 race starts. During his illustrious career he’s ridden for Ducati, Aprilia, Foggy Petronas, Suzuki and Yamaha and is now embarking on a new challenge with BMW.

He said: “In my career I’ve mainly ridden for Italian teams because even when I’ve been with a Japanese manufacturer my crew have been Italian. The Germans certainly have a different way of working but it is thorough and correct.”

With so much experience, Corser knew that to make progress with the all new bike he needed key people around him to help development and understand his feedback.

Corser called upon his old friend and fellow Australian Tom Larson who has most recently been working in the BSB paddock to be his crew chief.

He was also able to secure the talents of his data logging expert he worked with for two years at Alstare Suzuki and was part of his 2005 title wining campaign.

Corser said:” I’m really happy that they listened to my request and let me bring people to the team. I’ve got the crew chief I wanted and the data man I needed.

"That’s one of the main reasons why I’ve been able to make progress faster than Ruben because all my feedback goes through two guys who I know understand me and I can trust."

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