The star power of the mi-bike Motorcycle Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) has gone up another notch, with Aussie motorcycle racing royalty Troy Corser joining the paddock in 2024 as an Official ASBK Ambassador. Press Release: ASBK

The appointment represents a permanent return to the ASBK paddock for the first time since he won the premier class championship in 1993 on a Honda RC30, which set him on a fast-track to international stardom.

His rapid rise included victory as a rookie in the 1994 AMA Superbike Championship on a Ducati, with the Italian company then maximising his incredible talent by parachuting him straight into World Superbike (WorldSBK) the year after.

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He won the 1996 WorldSBK title on a Ducati – the first Aussie to win the championship – and then again in 2005 on a Suzuki. He also rode for Aprilia, Yamaha, BMW Motorrad and Petronas during a 377-start WorldSBK career, an enormous catalogue of races only broken by Jonathan Rea in 2023. During his 15-year WorldSBK career, seven of his 33 wins came at Phillip Island, which remains a record.

Corser will have a wide remit across an ASBK Championship round in 2024, beginning at Sydney Motorsport Park’s Night Race on March 22-23. His duties will include on-course commentary, fan meet and greets and joining fellow ASBK ambassador Steve Martin for the popular ASBK Pillion Program. And who knows: he may even enjoy a race or two…

Lucky punters will get the chance to ride pillion behind Corser during the 2024 ASBK season

The Wollongong native will utilise the Aprilia V-four Tuono hypernaked for the ASBK Pillion Program, reuniting with a manufacturer he rode for in WorldSBK at the turn of the century.

On the Aprilia – and across all marques for that matter – Corser’s ability to produce explosive bursts of speed at just the right time was legendary, which is why he accumulated 43 pole positions and 45 fastest laps in the WorldSBK paddock. And he was also a master of the stand-up wheelie, too!

Corser is looking forward to his ambassadorial role in the 2024 ASBK Championship.

“The opportunity to step back into the ASBK paddock is one I am really excited about,” said Corser. “I owe a lot to the championship for the extraordinary level of competition it provided me when I was moving through the ranks from a Suzuki RGV250 to a Yamaha TZ250 and Honda RC30.

Gobert was out there battling the likes of Troy Corser and Aaron Slight... and winning!

“Twenty years on, the amount of young talent across all the ASBK classes is extraordinary, and I’ll certainly be keeping a keen eye on their progress.

“I competed in the Superbike Masters class at last year’s inaugural Night Race at Sydney Motorsport Park, and I can’t wait to return in a new capacity this year.”

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