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Toseland thankful for loyal fan support

James Toseland has expressed his thanks at the huge level of support he has enjoyed in recent weeks following a bruising build up to the 2009 MotoGP season.

Toseland has been facing an uphill battle ahead of the opening round of the season in Qatar after suffering a debilitating crash at Sepang in February, before hurting himself again with a fall at last weekend's Jerez test.

Nonetheless, although the spectacular high-side from his Monster Tech 3 Yamaha has left Toseland nursing a sprained ankle, he is in no doubt that he will be on the start line for the first round at Losail.

With that in mind, he took the opportunity to thank his supporters on his personal website, adding that he is working hard to repay their faith with a strong showing in 2009.

"There's no doubt that the recent testing programme has been tough and I'm still working hard to understand the limit of the new tyres,” he admitted. “However, I have been extremely lucky to escape serious injury at both Sepang and Jerez.

"As we all know, the race is where results really count and I am completely focused on achieving success in my second year in MotoGP.

"I'm extremely lucky to have such a loyal fan base and I want to succeed for you as much as for myself. So, thank you for all of the support that I've received so far. I appreciate it and am working hard to prove myself at the top tier of motorcycling.

"The recent success of British contenders in F1 has been inspiring and I hope to be as strong an ambassador for England in MotoGP."

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April 01, 2009 7:01 PM

Read my past post regarding Edwards crew chief going to Toseland at his own request,not JT steeling him as you say. The season hasn't started yet and i for one think Toseland will regain his confidence and be in the top 10 most races.I also think Edwards will and SHOULD do well this season,lets face it,he's been riding the Yamaha long enough now to stick it on the podium every race this year or at leat be a regular top 4 rider during the season.I know i've been slated for sticking up for Tosleand in the past on here but i also would like to see Edwards win a few GPs before he retires.Would also be good to see Tosleand up there with him for TECH 3 and better if JT wins a race first !!!

yzrm10 - Unregistered

April 02, 2009 11:43 PM

like i thought,cant back up your statement about me not speaking correct english,figured as do i know anything about bike racing?i know a slow rider thats full of excuses when i see one,can help you with advice there if you need it(obviously you do).and im irish not american,and no edwards is not my favourite rider but id rate him way above your latest u.k great white hope.and why you callin me mr.confused?seems to be a lot of meaningless drivel in your post there elvis,better lay off the fried banana sandwiches and prescription cue all your little toseland supporters club......

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