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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Darkwaknight

January 18, 2011 12:39 PM
Last Edited 1317 days ago

Jees even at a bike launch the h8tr's are out in force!! He has yet to turn a wheel in competition let alone proper testing and he has been consined to the bin!! maybe by the same people putting rossi midpack in GP now??

JT has had a bad 2 years he even admits that himself and I am sure the relief from leaving yamaha last year was both ways. THIS IS JT last shot no doubt to prove he still has the talent that is un-doubtable (unless a mindless h8tr) a few wins will see him back to normal, anything less will not do. Lets all let him have 5-6 races in before we sign his death warrant eh!! Crash back as normal roll on this season!!!

RawDawg

January 18, 2011 1:00 PM

"THIS IS JT last shot no doubt to prove he still has the talent that is un-doubtable (unless a mindless h8tr) a few wins will see him back to normal, anything less will not do."

A few wins?!

I don't see how any rider would get wins on a satellite BMW - not just JT. Let's get one thing straight - the BMW has been a complete flop and a failure so far in WSBK trim. Not only has the factory bike not had any wins but the riders haven't even finished the season in the top 10. And that's the FACTORY team. Remember Corser was 2nd in the Championship the year before he went to BMW.

I see the BMW Motorrad Motorsport chief was at the launch which is a good sign. But I'm not sure "Ze Germans" want an Italian satellite team having success before the factory effort. What company would?

Hemmy - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 1:27 PM

I have to say i actually agree with rawdawg, for once haha! A few wins from JT on a satalite bike, where even the factory bike didnt even get a win or even close to one in 2010, is a bit optimistic.

I think he is under no illusions on what he can expect in 2011, and i think his target should be to try and mix it up with the factory bmw riders every now and then. If he can do that, then he can show his worth.

They say that this team will get the updates AFTER the factory team, which is fine, but i think the key to that will be how long after.

I just hope that the other manufacturers have managed to close the gap a bit between themselves and Aprilia, because if not, Max could very well run away with it in 2011.

Ste Fowkes - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 4:03 PM

blah blah! wow, amazinghow much grief jt gets.

the bikes look smart. good luck to James, as long as I see him ragging **** out of it and mixing it up. who cares?

cut the guy some slack.

joe king - Unregistered

January 18, 2011 6:11 PM


Don't agree that this is JT's last chance. What planet are you doubters on ?? how old is he ?? is he 30 yet ?? you can go through the grid in superbikes and there are loads of riders who were written off and have come good with a new package and are still going strong at nearly 40. that said he has another 10 years in him at the top level. it's just wishful thinking on the haters part i think !!!!!

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