WSBK » James Toseland casts doubt on Monza return

The 2004 and 2007 World Superbike Champion could be forced to miss three rounds of the 2011 season during his recovery from a wrist injury.

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April 04, 2011 12:19 PM

Can't blame him for not being keen to get back for Monza, it's never been a kind track for him. He had a huge off there last year and suffered concussion, and back in his WSS days he broke both ankles there and saw team mate Michael Paquay die in a horror crash.

Plus which it's not a great circuit for bike development, as the fast and smooth nature of the track tends to mask problems.

Better for him to think long term and not to come back until fully fit.

RickyHaych - Unregistered

April 04, 2011 12:36 PM

Best he takes time for the wrist to heal properley rather than risk Monza incase of any further trouble. It's not a short term project as the BMW should develop nicely during the season. Hope the Italia squad realise that and lean on the works team for some help rather than hearing Badovini moaning he needs the setup help from an injured JT.
A fully fit Toseland on a well prepared BMW later in the year could be very interesting. Always loved watching him ride and still a massive fan and believer in his abilities.
You never lose talent, look how Melandri has turned things around after a few poor seasons.

Andrew Long

April 04, 2011 12:46 PM

Dont want to think this - but JT's career in WSB could implode unless he gets back to fitness and puts in some strong performances.

He's not the same guy as the WSB champ on the Ten Kate Honda in 2007. Has his Motogp experience screwed him up ?

Mark - Unregistered

April 04, 2011 1:07 PM

Andrew Long

Toseland had high hopes for Moto GP and it didn't work out. While I do think that it messed his head up a little and that 2010 was dissapointing, he showed last year that he can still be competetive. This discussion has been had many times, IMO he has simply been trying too hard to prove a point. I think only those closest to JT know what his problem is but I agree with you, he is in the relegation zone atm.


April 04, 2011 2:49 PM

Makes no sense to come back until fully healed.

And Monza definitely isn't the place to go with a bum wrist. Monza has some of the hardest braking zones on the calender and he would just have a miserable time if his wrist wasn't up to it.

So kick your feet up James and come back when you're healthy.


"So kick your feet up James and come back when you're healthy"

How you can sit there and post that after the slagging you have given him in your post's.and don't say prove it, otherwise I will just have to go back through your posts's and quite frankly that would bore me.

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