Two-time World Superbike champion Troy Corser will return to the class next season to manage a BMW team in WSBK, according to an Italian motorsports website report this week.
The team will field two bikes in the new nearly stock "Evo" class next season and have technical support from Alpha Racing, a German company that has managed BMW's factory WSBK team in the past. Corser rode for BMW in his last three seasons in WSBK, from 2009-11.
Corser's aim is to learn the nuances of "Evo" racing in 2014 so the team will be prepared for a title challenge in 2015, when all WSBK machines will follow "Evo" rules.
"I have a five-year plan," Corser said. "With a budget of 3 million euros per season, you can have two riders and you can play the game when all the bikes will be the Evo."