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Troy Corsair wants to bring Australia back to the front / Superbike World Championship

Troy Corsair wants to bring Australia back to the front / Superbike World Championship

Australian riders once topped the Superbike World Championship but have had little success in recent years. Troy Corser wants to change that with his experience and connections.

Wins have become rare for Australian racing drivers in the Superbike World Championship after the retirements of Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser. Jumping from below to Europe is financially difficult for young pilots, and requires them to be separated from their families for months at a time.

And success is not guaranteed, as you can see with Oli Bayliss. The three-time world champion's son will complete his third season in the Supersport world championship in 2024 and has never finished better than fifth in 41 races so far.

Troy Corser now wants his teammates to be more involved in promoting young talent. The 52-year-old from Wollongong is already supporting 15-year-old Cameron Swain, who will compete in this year's Yamaha R3 World Cup. Couldn't stay that way.

“I enjoy working with the younger drivers and passing on my knowledge and experience as a racing driver to them – but also the mental side and the preparation. If you haven't done what I've done, you won't,” Corser said. “I have connections with all the manufacturers in the paddock and I want to get the Australian drivers involved because I have this toolbox to work with. It shortens the learning curve and if you learn from the best, you progress faster. I want to give the right advice and help.”

There were no Australians entered in the Superbike category or the 300cc World Championship this year. There are three in the Supersport World Championship with Oli Bayliss (Ducati), Luke Power (MV Agusta) and Tom Edwards (Ducati).