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27.02.10

BMW Motorrad Motorsport - Qualifying 2 & Superpole Phillip Island

Category: World Superbike (WSBK)

By: BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Both BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders Troy Corser (AUS) and Ruben Xaus (ESP) qualified for the
inaugural 2010 World Superbike Superpole. Troy finished the Qualifying Practice  as 13th, Ruben
set the 19th fastest time. In Superpole, both riders made it to Superpole 2 and set their fastest laps
on race tyres respectively. While Troy qualified for starting position 13, Ruben qualified 15th.
 
 
Troy Corser:
Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:32.684 min / Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:32.985 min /
Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:32.430 min
"We made good steps forward with the bike's settings today, and I feel more confident. We also
slowly improved our lap times over the course of the day. We just needed to set quicker lap times
as we mostly were in the 1:34s and 1:33s.In the first session of the Superpole we had to use a
qualifying tyre just to make sure to stay in the competition. Actually I set my fastest time of the
Superpole on race tyres. Of course, I am a little disappointed with the starting position, but if I get a
good start I am confident to set good lap times."
 
 
Ruben Xaus:
Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: 1:33.396 min / Fastest lap Free Practice: 1:33.583 min /
Fastest lap Superpole 2: 1:32.842 min
"With every session this weekend we have been making positive steps forward. The championship
is really tight this year with a lot of fast young riders coming through, but this only makes me try
harder, and it's good for the championship. If I get a good start tomorrow I am confident we can
come away from here with a good set of results. A big Thank you to my crew. They did a fantastic
job so far."
 
 
Davide Tardozzi (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team Manager):
"We made a step ahead although today's qualifying times don't reflect that too much. For some
reason we struggled with the qualifying tyres, and both riders set their fastest lap in today's
Superpole on race tyres. Apart from the starting position we are in a comfortable situation for
tomorrow. The team will do their best to finish the races in the best possible positions."
 
Weather conditions: Overcast, windy.
Temperature: Air: 22 - 26 °C, Track: 28 - 41 °C
Number of riders participating: 24 from 14 teams
Fastest lap Qualifying Practices: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:32.155 min
Fastest lap Superpole 3: Leon Haslam (Team Suzuki Alstare) 1:31.229 min


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