Published on 22 Jul 2009 by Toni M.
BMW Motorrad Superbike rider Troy Corser and F1 driver Nick Heidfeld exchanged rides for a day event for fans and partners of the BMW Sauber F1 team at the Nürburgring circuit.
Heidfeld got a chance to ride the S1000RR that Corser races in the WSB series, while Corser tried his hand with the 700bhp F1 car.
“It was just awesome! The car feels so balanced and the brakes are fantastic, the tyres have unbelievable grip and the steering is very direct but still has a lot of feeling. I can’t believe how hard and late you can brake. I know I was braking too early and I really would like to have a day or two with the car to really see what I can do with it. I’d like to thank everybody involved in giving me this opportunity – and I hope I can do it again.”
“It was a sensational experience – thank you to everyone! I already had lots of fun practising on the street bike in the morning, and managed to score the first scrapes into the knee area of my racing suit. That was inevitable. Of course I wanted to touch the ground while cornering on the racing machine as well, and I came up trumps there too. I had expected the Superbike to be a huge leap over the production version, a bit like series cars and racers, but I was surprised in the end. The difference is huge. On the one hand the Superbike is more aggressive, builds up more grip and has the superior brakes, but on the other hand it is easier to ride because you can control it so well. The handling is very precise. Obviously I’m still miles from the limit with the superbike; I would love to have done a lot more laps.”
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