BMW Motorrad has announced officially that Australian Troy Corser has agreed to a two-year contract with the Bavarian firm to race the S1000RR, their new World Superbike entry, alongside Spaniard Ruben Xaus.
Corser has two WSB titles, one second, and three thirds, including 126 podiums and an amazing 42 pole positions.
Corser is renowned as an expert at setting up bikes, so his addition to the BMW team is of immense value. Xaus has something of a “win or crash” mentality, while Corser has the history of a much more thinking rider, one who’ll settle for a spot rather than risk pitching things down the road.
Peter Mueller (BMW Executive Vice President Development and Model Lines) put it more politely when he said, “With Troy and Ruben, I feel confident we will have the best riders possible for our start in the Superbike World Championship. Troy has unrivalled experience in the series and that, together with Ruben’s exuberance, is our “dream team” and the combination we wanted, right from the start of this project.”