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Corser Claims 4000th World Superbike Point

troy_corser_4000There aren't many motorcycle races that can claim they have scored more than 4000 points in the World Superbike championship. In fact, there is only one. Troy Corser became the first person to amass more than 4000 points over his career with a 12th place finish at Nurburgring.

Corser has been racing in the World Superbike series for the last 15 years. Since making his debut in 1992, he's been crowned the champion twice, in 1996 and 2005, has taken 33 race wins, 43 pole positions, and 130 podiums. Corser has competed in 373 races, and although he hasn't scored a podium this season, the BMW rider has been on the podium at the end of one third of his races.

Only 8 riders have scored more than 2000 points in the World Superbike series. Noriyuki Haga is the closest to Corser's record, with 3668. Four time champion Carl Fogarty has 3020, Aaron Slight has 2834.5, Troy Bayliss has 2442, Colin Edwards has 2393.5, Pierfrancesco Chili has 2381.5 and James Toseland has 2098. None of those riders (Toseland recently retired) are currently racing in the World Superbike series, so it looks like Corser's record will stand for a very long time.

Corser, who currently has 4005.5 points, was given a special commemorative trophy by Infront Motor Sports Paolo Ciabatti at Imola last weekend to celebrate the historic mark. 

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