Corser on Sugo

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Troy Corser got the third qualifying session time, keeping up withJapanese Wild Card Makoto Tamada -- temporary first row for him.

Japanese wild cards are fast asforecast. In the first qualifying session, Corser, Edwards and Lavilla uphold theSugo prestige among WSBK riders.

Keep reading to hear what he has to say about the track and his chances this weekend at Sugo...

Tamada fired a 1'28.658 in the afternoon session, smashing all the previous laprecords, but the Japanese rider already was off WSBK record during thefree session in the morning. Troy Corser already set the wild card offand got the third place on the temporary grid with his Aprilia twin.

Corser says:

"I'm satisfied about today's result, since the beginning we got thesame times of the last year qualifying" said Troy Corser. "Still we havemargin available, so that tomorrow we will modify a bit the bike set-up,and I will try to be off 1m 29 seconds. Tamada's 28.658 reached todayit's a good time but not too far with a perfect bike set-up. The firstqualifying tires set was not so impressive but with the second one Icould improve. OK the race tires, and my feeling with the track too.".

"I immediately try to well understand the track, which is not so fastand with wide turns, nearly endless" said Regis Laconi, " I'm workinghard to improve the bike stability keeping the best line into the longcorners. You have also to be efficient in the fast direction change aswell as the chicane before the start- finish straight. I'm satisfied, Iwill try to improve tomorrow."

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