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Toseland focused on final stretch.

James Toseland is looking forward to the final three rounds of MotoGP as he endeavours to conclude a somewhat inconsistent debut season on a high.

Although four races remain this year at Motegi, Phillip Island, Sepang and Valencia, the final three rounds are held at venues Toseland has had experience of before.

Toseland's struggles to adapt the Tech 3 Yamaha to circuits he is not familiar with was made painfully clear at Indianapolis when he finished a lowly 18th - just two weeks after scoring a sixth place at Misano.

Indeed, although Indianapolis was a new challenge for all the riders and teams, the adverse weather conditions still played their part in preventing him from fettling an ideal set-up on the bike.

Nonetheless, while the next round at Motegi will be a similar challenge for the Brit, he is looking ahead to the end stretch where he hopes his experience of those circuits will give him the chance to revisit some of the promising form that defined his early season.

“Motegi in Japan is the last track of the eight I have had to learn this year, so that is going to be another tough weekend I am sure,” he told “I just want the weather to be consistent, I have been praying for that all year. But it has not happened that way, I think there have only been two rounds where it has not rained at all.´

“Then obviously at Phillip Island I will be really confident, I have done well there in the past, then Malaysia where I tested in the winter time and then it is back to Valencia where I have done quite a few miles as well, so hopefully I can have a strong end to the season.”

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nickdprac - Unregistered

September 18, 2008 7:21 PM

I carnt take much more of this without saying something. How long have we waited for a brit in the top flight on a half decent bike? Now we have one all people want to do is rip him to peices. He british and at the end of the day we should be supporting him. At the start of the season top tens would have been acceptable but he blew that out of the water at the first race. I really hope and belive after the next few races were he knows the tracks you will all shut the **** up and give the lad some respect

Jon M - Unregistered

September 18, 2008 1:42 PM

Gotta agree with Dmo on this... How many world champs do we have in Moto Gp currently??? About 10? For JT to win races he has to beat factory bikes from 5 manufacturers- he's hardly an 'also' ran based on his performace of one season. I'll be at Rockingham this Sunday and Mallory next Friday showing just how hard it is to ride consistantly fast- it's not easy kids.... I expect podiums for next year, and it wouldn't suprise me to possibly see a result at either Valencia or Phillip Island. Top 5? Maybe....

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