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POLL: Should Tech 3 have retained Toseland?

James Toseland is returning to the World Superbike Championship in 2010 after being unable to hold onto his ride at Tech 3 Yamaha in MotoGP.

The two-time World Superbike Champion will bid to become the first rider to win three titles with three different manufacturers after agreeing to join the Yamaha WSB team.

Nonetheless, as he does a direct swap with Ben Spies, Toseland admits he is disappointed to be leaving MotoGP after two seasons in which flashes of form weren't backed up with the necessary consistency.

So, with this in mind, are Tech 3 Yamaha indeed right to choose rookie Spies over Toseland, or should he have been given another chance to perform on the premier biking stage?

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Graham Noakes

October 01, 2009 5:34 PM

I've watched Toseland's career since he was a kid. Unlike many here, I don't pretend to know what has gone wrong for him, but I do feel he has come up far short of my expectations of him. So no, Tech 3 were right to replace him. They are not there to be a charitable organisation. I just wish him the best in WSBK, and hope he rediscovers whatever it is that he's lost.

Wacko - Unregistered

October 01, 2009 5:39 PM

Danny GLF- "Ben, well the guy might win a WSB championship, while James won it twice so cannot really understand how some can even try and compare the two ........." Ummm because he has done all this in one year in the series! It took Toseland 7 years to get those 16 wins and two titles! Thats how! If you open your eyes (and your mind) you would have read that Ben's expectation is 6th-8th place finishes. Not wins, but not trolling around in 13th place either. He's no fool and wants to learn as fast as possible. When people come on here and read what they want and skim the rest and then make ill informed statements like the one you made just puzzle me.



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