BMW boss says ‘book closed’ on Corser’s WSB team

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The ‘book is closed’ on Troy Corser’s failed BMW World Superbike project, according to BMW Motorrad Motorsport Technical Director Bertie Hauser.

Originally chosen to be technical partners to the team, the project was put on hold before the season even started after a public falling out between team manager Gemma Voces Pons and Dominican Republic based sponsors Yoselyn Robinson and Manfredi Lombardi.

Speaking to MCN at least week’s MCE British Superbike test, however, Hauser admitted that the equipment originally prepared by BMW Motorrad Motorsport has since been redistributed elsewhere, as he fails to see the project progressing again.

“This story is a nightmare. We had prepared engines and material, and we told them ‘pay and we will deliver.’ The invoices were written, there was no response, and then finally it ended up in some external communications between the team and the owner, which I did not understand – which no one understood!

“Now I’m using the material otherwise, because I cannot wait another year for them. BMW have not lost one cent, but I’m really disappointed that we are here again, and that they seem to be using the most unprofessional way of creating a team – but we have no influence. As far as we’re concerned though, that is it finished – the book is closed.”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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