Best Weekend Of The Season For Troy / Ruben Injured
WSBK rd. 10, Brno, CZE, The Races / 2009 Superbike World Championship / Round 10, Brno, CZE / Circuit: 5.403 kms / Crowd: 75,000 (3-day) / Conditions: Dry, sunny/cloudy 20-23 C / Sunday 26th July
Troy - Race 1: 5th, Race 2: 10th
I'm generally pretty happy with how the weekend has gone and it's been good to be consistently in the top seven or eight in every session and also qualify for final Superpole. I feel so much more comfortable on the bike now and don't feel as worn out afterwards as I have been. The recent tests have helped us a lot and it's good to know that we are going in the right direction and it's also good to know that there's more to come. It's a shame that Ruben crashed because I'm sure that he would've been right up there in both races. He is as happy with the rideability of the bike as I am and both of us are really beginning to enjoy ourselves.
Ruben - Race 1: DNF, Race 2: DNS
That was a bit pity because I have been so happy about the bike this weekend because it has been so much easier to ride. Finally we were getting somewhere and then I crash! I guess that maybe the tyre was a bit too hard and a bit too cool. I didn't highside, I just fell off. I was sliding along OK and than I hit some deep gravel and that spun my right leg round and that's when the damage was done. I want to be positive and say that at least the injury has happened when we are about to have five weeks or so off and that will give me time to recover. I can't wait to get back on my bike and carry on with the recent improvements.
Berti Hauser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director)
Firstly I would like to say that I hope it will not be too long before Ruben is able to join us again. I hope he is in not too much pain and I hope that he will heal quickly. The doctor told us that it is not a complicated break, so we will keep our fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Ruben's crash does not hide the fact that this weekend has been very positive for us and we are all happy about the recent improvements. We achieved our goal of a top five finish and, more importantly, we know which direction to take now. It's good to see Troy and Ruben smiling this weekend and I'm really pleased that Troy is happy with the bike.
1 Biaggi (ITA-Aprilia), 2 C Checa (ESP-Honda), 3 Rea (GBR-Honda), 4 Byrne (GBR-Ducati), 5 Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport), 6 Smrz (CZE-Ducati), Ruben Xaus (ESP-BMW Motorrad Motorsport) DNF,
1 Spies (USA-Yamaha), 2 Biaggi, 3 Fabrizio (ITA-Ducati), 4 Rea, 5 C Checa, 6 Haga (JPN-Ducati), 10 Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport), Ruben Xaus (ESP-BMW Motorrad Motorsport) DNS,
1 Haga 326, 2 Spies 319, 3 Fabrizio 273, 4 Rea 206, 5 Biaggi 200, 6 Haslam 180, 16 Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 53, 17 Ruben Xaus (ESP-BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 50