WSBK » ‘Desperate’ Toseland leaves Yamaha on a whimper


James Toseland fails to score in five of the last six races as he concludes a disappointing three years as a Yamaha rider.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 10:19 AM

Rumour is that the TK ride has gone to De Angelis for sponsorship reasons - that leaves the BMW ride, but there will be a lot of competitioon for that.

Does he have any other options?

Sweeble

October 04, 2010 10:26 AM

JT's basic quality is undeniable, but quite what's happened to him this season I don't know. He seems to really need confidence to ride well and I'd immagine that his is rock bottom at the moment. He needs a team to rebuild his career/confidence with, like what happened at Ten Kate some years ago. I believe that Ten Kate are still considering him for their second bike. But make no mistake, JT's in trouble!

joe king - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 10:58 AM

I'm a JT fan and like him i'm gutted about this season.
IMO win or lose, his heart is still in motogp. he's still only 29 and if i were him i'd maybe take a year off and be available for any rides that come up due to injuries etc, and then be in the shop window for the mass exodus from wsbk to motogp when the 1000's come back. it seems that you don't have to be a champion to get a ride these days. Discuss ????

Green Monter - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 10:59 AM

I'm not a fan of JT but in all fairness it was 2 bad years with Yamaha, 2008 was quite a good year with 6 6th places i think.

and will someone get Shakey on a bike for next season, BMW Italia awayyyyyyyyyyy!

Darkwaknight

October 04, 2010 11:39 AM

Well his season has been an epic fail and gone from bad to badder!! He needs to go way and think about things and what he wants to do!! The second Aprilia ride I think will be vacant as after seeing max after Race 2 and his 'Family Time' line I think that proves what i suspected earlier in the season and he will retire on a High. 39 years old 5 WC 1st italian SBK champ/ yada yada it can only go down from here. So if JT lucks the Aprilia ride or the BMW ride after this months test's he should be thankfull, determined and most of all Sack his manager and say nothing about expectations aleaf out of spies book under promise and over deliver!!

simon - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 11:44 AM

@joe - exactly which team in motogp would be looking to hire a guy who finished 9th with no poles or wins on the bike that won the championship in the previous year??!!??

Besides Cal has signed a two year deal so there will already be a Token Brit in the series.

Stoo - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 12:29 PM

I am a JT fan.. and as much as I wanted him to win.. I confess.. I LOVED the epic crash in race 1 (glad he's ok after it). That seriously must have destroyed the bike - and a great send off to Yamaha! On a serious note... he's the first to admit he's underperformed, thrown his toys out and unprofessionally winged... BUT, I hope he gets a decent ride next year to silence us all! Ten Kate has just about gone, so a B team Beemer awaits (?)

SHEENE7

October 04, 2010 12:40 PM

Now Toseland has left Yamaha he can now put all of the expectations and pressure behind him along with Yamaha and start riding again next year like he knows he can.His riding style obviously doesn't suit the bike and i'm in no doubt he will recover form next season with a different machine and team.You kind of have to believe that because it couldn't get a lot worse than how this season has gone for him.He isn't the sort of rider that usually falls off during a race but has done a fair few times this year which is strange.I still rate his ability and still think he's a great rider,just needs to qualify better to start with !

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