WSBK » Toseland hoping to be fully fit for Aragon

The Briton started just one race in the United States, his first since the Phillip Island season opener.

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June 02, 2011 10:03 AM
Last Edited 1794 days ago

I suspected the team were trying to bring him back too soon after an injury like that, and this weekend underscores the point: you can't race safely without 100% mobility and strength in your throttle/brake hand. Clutch hand and he might have been ok.

The good news at least is that Badovini is showing that the satellite BM can be competitive against the factory machines. So that should encourage JT.

iRONIC - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 10:36 AM

I had this injury a couple of years ago and couldn't ride my bike to work for a year. imagine every time you twist the throttle, needles sticking in your wrist then double it !!!! OUCH !!!

Dan C - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 3:32 PM

I have been an avid fan following JT for the last 10 years and this just underlines what a fighter he is - full of Kivo grit and determination!!!! Come on JT you can kick some ass from Brno onwards!!!!
Wanna see you on the Ten Kate blade next year back to your rightfull home!!!!!

Dan C

dho - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 4:17 PM
Last Edited 1793 days ago

In JT's latest blog he said that he was fit and ready to fight with the guys up front in the us rounds.But just like always Jimmy's ready with the book of excuses,give it up already any of the top 5 bsb riders would do better than you,with out all the bs excuses.Now he says that maybe it will be at least 2 more rounds before hes 100% fit,but something tells me that he has the wrist as a built in excuse for the rest of the season.

EDIT by CRASH.NET - insults removed.

ducman1198 - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 5:24 PM

Honestly I like JT but unless he starts getting decent results he's going to be on his way out of WSBK. He's been in a downward free fall since his failure in MotoGP and factory sbk Yamaha. This may be his last chance. It just seems like he doesn't have that magic touch anymore being a 2 time champ. He reminds me a lot of Neil Hodgson. Don't be surprised to see him racing in BSB next year along with Kyo and Shakey.

The only reason i can see a team fielding him in WSBK is because sponsors love his star power like Hayden in GP or Hopkins in BSB.


June 02, 2011 5:55 PM

'who's better?' Admittedly Bens Pies is having a rough second season on the works Yam but, he can not be held responsible. Almost (with one notable exception) all riders struggle in their second season no need to lower yourself to the baseness of other individuals who, generally originate from the colonies. Maintain a decoram as it is this which makes us the great nation that we are. Praise Ben and, be sympathetic.

52ftw - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 6:00 PM

As usual in toseland threads at this place, a lot of unnecessary Toseland bashing. I'm an honest Toseland fan, I look at the facts. The person who called JT's time in GP a failure, check your facts - thus far in JT's first season at Tech 3 he had more points in the bag than Cal Crutchlow does at the moment - it was his second year he "failed" and even then he wasn't any worse than what Ben Spies is at the moment. You're also an idiot for saying he failed at the factory Yamaha in WSB last year, people forget the FOUR PODIUMS he had through Portimao - Monza, he could have won at Assen and Monza and probably would have had it hadnt been for that awful crash in R2 at Monza. JT isn't full of excuses he's full of bloody bad luck, Badovini has shown that the BMW has pace and JT was nothing but unlucky to get the injury at Aragon, as Donington, Assen & Monza are his best tracks. I knew both times that JT would be going back too early, he needs to really take a rest and then try to impress to g

52ftw - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 6:00 PM

I knew both times that JT would be going back too early, he needs to really take a rest and then try to impress to get a ride for next year - he will fail if he tries to race for 2011, he needs to be thinking about getting fit and getting a ride for 2012. I don't think we've seen the last of JT yet, he was all over Biaggi at Monza in 2010.

simon - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 8:28 PM

Failure to finish a race due to rider error is not bad luck!!

Bad luck for a rider is Checa at Miller in 2010 or Spies race 1 at Monza in 2009.

Their dnf's had nothing to do with rider ability just mechanical failure or in a rider's point of view - bad luck.

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