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It`s all about the tyres for Toseland.

James Toseland has placed the blame for his disappointing recent run of form entirely on the performance of his tyres as he heads to the latest MotoGP round at Misano outside the top ten for the first time this season.

Toseland started his rookie offensive in MotoGP with a bang earlier this year when he was challenging for podiums alongside his Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards.

However, the Brit's results have tailed off markedly in the last few rounds as he struggles with the condition of his Michelin tyres, a matter that came to a head last time out at Brno when he crossed the line in 13th place.

Now, ahead of the latest round of the championship in San Marino, Toseland claims he shouldn't be finishing so lowly. Despite his woes though, the sole Brit in MotoGP has vowed not to let it get him down.

“We have six rounds left and there is still a lot can happen. We can't be finishing at the back because at the start of the season my team-mate Colin Edwards was finishing on the podium.

“This is nothing other than a tyre problem. I'm good at keeping my head high and not letting things get me down. Unfortunately it's out of my hands and to say it's frustrating is an understatement.”

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Raw Dawg - Unregistered

August 25, 2008 8:56 PM

I'm American and I just couldn't understand why there aren't alot of British riders in WSBK and MotoGP. After all they are really European series. After being on this site for a couple of months I can see why. A lot of British fans bad mouth their own riders! If the Brits don't back Brits why should anyone else? Why should a foreign team sign a British rider if not even the Brits gonna back him? Be it Haslam or Shakey or Toseland the riders can't get a break from the people that suppose to support them. It's the same with F1 - a lot of the people that hate Hamilton are Brits - he's in a title fight for Christ sake! Hey guys, support your own!

Tom - Unregistered

August 25, 2008 6:24 PM

Do we think we would have this drivle posted if it was #46 complaining about Tyres ? There is a problem with Michelin and its NOT the riders :?

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