WSBK » Toseland ‘most probably back for Monza’


BMW Italia director Andrea Buzzoni says James Toseland will be back on the S1000RR for the fourth World Superbike round at Monza.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest
Filter Comments: All | Registered

jimmy - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 9:39 AM

Well, we need as much sharp end runners as possible so I wish James quick recovery and good luck but I personally think he's done. BSB's waiting.

TDS - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 10:15 AM

Injured riders are under so much pressure to return, often when still nowhere near fit! If James is being forced to ride when his wrist isn't fully healed it will only end in tears! Teams need to have some sort of readily available "back-up" system in place as riders are coming off and breaking bones quite often these days. It seems to be a case of having to ride, or risk losing your job! You have to be 100% fit to ride these bikes properly, not still recovering as this just leads to more trouble in the long run! Hope to see you soon James !!

TerryP - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 11:06 AM

James has been a great fighter and a worthy champion, but those days are over. There's no shame in that. Now he needs to be trading on his name and putting £s in the bank as pay-back for the years of pain and danger. We all know his best is past and he's on the downwards slope - I only hope he recognises that, stops over-riding the bikes he's given and doesn't chase impossible dreams.

iRONIC - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 11:52 AM

James is 30 years old for christs sake. and you are writing him of as if he's ready to draw his pension. get real won't you !!
he is without doubt the fittest guy on the grid and has at least another 6 or 7 years left at the top. and once he finds the right package and gets in to the wsbk mindset again, rest assured he will be back winning races. after motogp his options were limited and yes things are taking time to come around, but i for one have no worries about his standing as a top rider. doubt him at your peril and remember your comments because they will come back to haunt you.

TDS - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 12:34 PM

Troy Bayliss was "knocking on" a bit when he retired - 39 or 40 if I'm not mistaken, so James has years yet!! Riders are a lot fitter and stronger these days, so shouldn't be expected to pack in at 30 or thereabouts! Biaggi, Checa, Corsa and Haga have all been around for a while and still up for it!!!

TerryP - Unregistered

April 15, 2011 12:54 PM

I think it's fair to say that Bayliss peaked at a later age and quit while he was at the very top. JT's peak came at a much earlier age and it was some years ago. I share the wishes for JT's continuing success, and I would applaud a successful resurgence to his career but the manufacturers and Team Managers know he'll not stand on the podium in WSB again and that is why he is no longer employed by a front-running team.
Time alone will tell, but for the last few years his trend has been downwards and with an increasing catalog of serious injuries his fitness and resilence must be suffering the effects.

Md Zane

April 15, 2011 7:49 PM

or Foggy
Can't agree or disagree with ye Raw,Colin wasted too many years on mid pack bikes in GP,hopefully he'll jump codes after this year and try and stick some more silverware in his trophy cabinet.When Troy goes to bed of a night he can cuddle upto x3 WSBK trophies 1 motogp win and 1 BSB trophy.

Missing JT racing, maybe he should have dropped back to BSB,probably a better option than the B class Beemer.

TDS - Unregistered

April 16, 2011 11:11 AM

I think Colin Edwards is only in MotoGP at the moment to act as a "mentor"! He was there to help Ben Spies and is doing the same thing for Cal Crutchlow. If Yamaha are offering enough for Colin to do that for them, and it is going to be a benefit to young riders, then give him his dues! I think though that we might just see him in W.S.B. next year - that will be another good rider in the mix !!

Page 2 of 2
« 1 2 

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.