BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus rode superbly in both the two 18-lap races in Doha, Qatar on Saturday and earned themselves three top ten placings!

Troy finished ninth in both races and Ruben took 13th in race one and followed that with a hard-fought 10th in race two. The results weer all the more spectacular considering that Roben and Troy had started the races from the fourth row of the grid after problems in Superpole on Friday.

But almost more special than the top ten finishes was the sight of Troy in fourth place after two laps of race two! The Aussie had blasted off the line superbly from 16th on the grid and stunned everybody by crossing the line in fifth place at the end of lap one. By lap two he had stormed into fourth – a position he held until lap four.

Although he ended the race in ninth, his spell in fourth place made up for all the disappointment the past two days and gives Troy, Ruben and the whole team a tremendous boost before the next race in three weeks time.