WSBK » Toseland: It’s taking time to tame the beast!


James Toseland gives himself a foundation from which to develop after a solid two days of testing for Yamaha.

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bazzab - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 8:48 AM

how can it be classed as a "head to head" between jt and bs in valencia when spies will be on a works bike ? and jt will be using second hand bits again. no contest i think ! bike fans will do the same to spies as they have with toseland, build him up, just to knock him down again. it will be interesting if jt blitzes the WSB series next year,then all the doubters will jump on the bandwagon again . say what you like but name me another brit from the modern era that has been as good as jt in all classes. the problem is with british riders is they go for the money straight away instead of serving their time coming through the ranks. bradders has served his time and will reap the benefits

Stars and Stripes - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 8:57 AM

“I've been looking at Ben's race time and in two days on the bike we are nearly a second a lap faster by the end, which I'm quite pleased with,”


Fancy that eh ? ..nearly a SECOND a lap fater than spies with Crutchlow another second up the road ...

does that make Cal nearly 2 seconds a lap faster than spies then ?

i didnt think it was possible for anyone to go faster than Spies?!?!?!

Racefan - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 9:07 AM

I'm no great fan of Toseland, just never really took the guy but that's just me.

Still, I sincerely hope that from now on every WSB story won't turn into a "let's kick Toseland" debate similar to what we have with Stoner in MGP.

It's getting pretty tedious already and he hasn't even switched classes properly yet!

stoo

October 29, 2009 9:16 AM

Sensibly does it....

Good to see he's keeping his head cool and not bowing to the pier pressures of trying to look better than Spies et al.

We all know it takes time to get used to a new bike, even if you 'gel' with it (let alone a race one!)

I wouldn't be suprised if he's given an upgraded stock R1 to 'play with' on some track days during winter, as well as testing the WSBK spec machine. The weight difference of that machine to the MotoGP one should hopefully bring back the aggressive riding style he's been lacking in MotoGP!

Bluey - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 9:48 AM

geez, what a bunch of inferiority complexes!
you'll try anything to prove Toseland is superior to Ben Spies. maybe he is, and maybe he isn't, but even though JT lapped 'faster than Spies' race pace' during testing, so did Johnny Rae, Fabrizio, Haslam, Biaggi and Haga. not only that, they lapped faster than JT, so the rhetorical question i'll ask is, if all these guys could lap faster than Spies' race pace, why did Spies still win the title? i'm waiting for all the excuses and whinging.

speckypete - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 9:53 AM

Not much point in the laptime comparison...we dont know what Tyre compounds JT is using, or how many laps he is getting out of them. Also the track has 3 days more rubber on it. The fact that he is running competitive times after a few hours on the bike has to be good news though...

rocker - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 10:05 AM

I hope it won't take too long to understand the bike, JT...

Altough you lapped faster than Ben's racing lap time, do you think you'll be able to bring home the crown next year?????

bazzab - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 10:11 AM

IT WAS A "TEST" FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. all the riders that raced at the weekend were still pumped up and trying to prove themselves in front of a "2" time world champion. the time to have a go at toseland is if he does'nt run at the front on race days. he has been there and done it and has nothing to prove to anyone in a "test". thats what it means IT'S A TEST NOT A RACE !!!! get real people, god forbid if he does do well, who would you turn on next ??

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