WSBK » Toseland's BMW Italia team launched


BMW Italia has taken the wraps off the bike with which double World Superbike Champion James Toseland is aiming to re-establish his reputation in the series in 2011...

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Nick - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 10:40 AM

Ha, I see the armchair critics are out in abundance as always! You forget that in 2008 he was overtaking Rossi at Philip Island. Of co**** the guy has no talent. Oh & a couple of Wsbk titles.

Good luck JT & BMW Team Italia!

Joanz - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 11:17 AM

percentage, if you seriously think that the ten kate was the best bike, then you clearly know nothing my friend.

Yes badovini may very well beat JT, that would be no massive upset as he is a great talent too, especially as he knows the bike and the team already.

JT has won 2 out of his last 5 wsb championship attempts. Thats not bad going at all. Especialyl when that was on 2 different bikes.

And H8R, what are you talking about? People mention these 'excuses' when hating on riders, but can you please show me these excuses JT has 'supposidly' made in the past? He's a clever bloke and simply tells it how it is, which more riders should do!

Good luck to both riders, and BMW, its certainly going to be a tough challenge for all involved.

jimmy - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 11:19 AM

Very nice livery. More exactly, perhaps the best I've seen so far this year (considering both MotoGP and WSBK). But is this team credible? Will they endure for all the season? Or will their money run out sooner?

Bladerideressex - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 11:34 AM

JT has got plenty to give and hopefully the BMW will allow him to show that. The stick our guys get is ridiculous - you dont win 2 WSBK titles without having talent - and lots of it.

As for BMW Italia running out of cash - this is meant to be a secondary factory effort so cant see that happening!! They also have a lot of top pit crew in there from Ducati factory team ....

Don-R

January 18, 2011 12:08 PM
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I've yet to be convinced that James' very aggressive style is compatible with the heavy dependence on electronic aids found on today's machines. He seemed most intuitive and natural on a bike before the current levels of electronics sophistication. He struggled mightily with set-up on the Tech 3 Yam and also on last year's R1.

Good luck to him though. There were flashes of his old self last season and it would be nice to see more of that.

Ricky Haych - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 12:09 PM

Tose hasn't had the best few years but you simply never lose talent! He won 2 wsbk titles regardless of the bikes and qualied front row on his motogp debut!

Hope the BMW Italia does him justice. Bike looks nice, realy hope he clicks with it and shows us all why he's one of our favourite riders!! Go James!

Kelv - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 12:26 PM

I agree with the above. Without taking anything away from our other riders, James is by far the fans favourite, despite having a tough couple of years. True fans will support him through the good and bad.

Good luck to James and to all our other riders in 2011!

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