7: Troy Corser, AUS: 33 race wins, cham­pion 1996, 2005

Classic Racer - - WSB THE TOP 10 -

Al­ways fast and for such a long time the pole/su­per­pole king, Troy Corser had come up via be­ing Aussie su­per­bike champ (RC30) in 1993 then be­came AMA champ (Du­cati) in 1994 be­fore hav­ing oc­ca­sional races in WSB in 1995. In his first full year, he took his first ti­tle (1996) dur­ing which his non-fac­tory team had to com­pete against the works team of John Kocin­ski and Neil Hodg­son. Ru­mours were that they weren’t quite get­ting the sup­port Corser’s speed and re­sults de­served… but he won the ti­tle any­way in a tense four-way math­e­mat­i­cal battle at the fi­nal round at Phillip Is­land. It could have been Kocin­ski, Slight, Foggy or Corser – but Troy had the upper hand and third in race one sealed it. He would be a stal­wart of the se­ries for years, tak­ing Aprilia’s first WSB win with the RSV Mille, a sec­ond ti­tle with Suzuki in 2005, rid­ing the Foggy Petronas triple and rid­ing with new fac­tory BMW un­til he re­tired in 2011.

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