WSBK » Toseland: The depth of the field was strong!

Toseland reflects on his return to the World Superbike arena in 2010 as he continues to make plans for the future.

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October 26, 2010 12:26 PM

Even Einstein could figure this one out James. what excuse will it be season end next year. let me guess. my tooth injury which i had at the age of 10 when i fell off my bicycle troubled me all thru the season.

POZ - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 12:32 PM

Good lad James. Hold your head up high and come back next year and do your best. Your fans, your TRUE fans, can ask no more. We know you can ride. Lets do our best to ride at the front. Hope all goes well. Bring on the Beeeeemer


October 26, 2010 12:40 PM

I saw a bloke who looked liked James Toseland playing Bond Themes on a big white grand piano in the foyet of a posh hotel t'other day, He was doing OK until it was time for the big key change, then he fell off his stool.

I hope he gets himself into a decentish non-works enviroment where he can sort himself out and draw a line under what have been some mediocre and disruptive years.


October 26, 2010 12:57 PM

Next year is JT's opportubity to show what he is really made of. If he can shine on a customer BMW then there is hope for a career rebuild, but if not, who knows. He is a rider of great strength and quality, and even if he finished now could point to huge achievements, but I just feel that his confidence is too delicate.

joe king - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 12:57 PM

There will always be so called clever turds on here who will post negative and hateful comments how ever the report reads. notice that the report says "he was tipped" to do well, not his words but a reporters words. and as far as i can read, these are only complimentery comments to his fellow riders from JT. Whatever happens in the future, his 2 championships can never be taken away, and a few riders on the grid would give their right arm for those, and maybe never will ahceive what he has. Gel with a bike and a team and it's half the battle

tray - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 1:01 PM

Racing is all about everything coming together as a whole, the team, the bike the rider confidence and the riders talent. It deosnt always mean each one of those 4 things need to be the best, it just needs to click and all come together. JT has done this twice and won championships, so if it clicks, we all know he is capable.

I agree with him about the rider aids making it much easier to ride which widens the span of riders that can be up there, and also narrows the gap in lap times. Which of course is all good for us fans.

When JT won his titles it was more to do with the riders skill, so we all know he has that in buckets loads. Less riders were capable of riding these bikes when it was harder with less aids.

Hopefully 2011 will all fall into place and he can be up at the front. Its going to be another hard year, especially as BMW have not proved they can consistently run at the front yet, and also because he is in the '2nd' team. But time will tell!


October 26, 2010 1:15 PM

@ joe king

Joe, I think he was "tipped to launch a title challenge" by Yamaha themselves, which is why he was taken on. Two WSBK titles and two years' setup experience in MotoGP running against the likes of Rossi and Stoner brings pretty high expectations.

joe king - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 1:38 PM


It was obvious for all to see that as soon as JT expressed a wish for Burnett to talk to BMW very early on, that Yamaha stopped the support and geared everything towards Crutchlow. It will all be told in the next book, as well as the truth about the crew chief saga ( we will find out was NOT jt's fault). i for one will admit that like football agents riders managers should not be high profile and i think that sometimes Burnett has got in the way and stirred the sh@t at times. No pressure next year and nobody for the haters to compare as it's a new bike and a new team, Bring it on !!!

999 - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 1:42 PM

Oh how short the memories are on here

The "tipping" for wins and a third championship came from James himself prior to the start of the season. Can't blame Crash or Yamaha.

joe king - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 1:50 PM

So what kind of rider would he be if he wasn't confident at the start of any season. every rider in the top 10 or so would have said the same and probably did, only one rider each season can produce it !!!!

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