The most significant detail to emerge out of Portimao this weekend is the retiring of Superbike legend Troy Corser from motorcycle racing.  Another interesting development is the signing of Hiroshi Aoyama by Ten Kate Honda to partner Jonathan Rea.  Carlos Checa has signed again with Althea Ducati the team for which he rides presently.  Eugene Laverty will go to Aprilia after the withdrawal of Yamaha from World Superbikes.  Michel Fabrizio, riding a Suzuki this year will move to team BMW Italia for next season as Suzuki is yet to confirm its intention for 2012.  He will partner Ayrton Badovini.  Leon Camier will no longer be with Aprilia though where he will be next year is yet unknown.  All the pieces in the World Superbike puzzle for 2012 are yet to fall in place and news of those will be brought as they happen.