WSBK » Toseland opts out of Brno event


The Briton, who has now missed six rounds this season, is now eyeing a full return at his home Silverstone event.

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Don-R

July 08, 2011 1:58 PM

Odd how the more minor-seeming injuries can sometimes be the most debilitating in the long term.

It must be on his mind that one more impact to that wrist and it's all over. Can't blame him for pulling out, but it does make you wonder just how possible it is for him to come back anytime soon.

Aaron - Unregistered

July 08, 2011 1:58 PM

That is JT's career finished now then. No top team is going to take a rider that can get easily injured and has to sit out 1/4 of the season.
I was hoping after his bow out of MotoGP that he would find his superbike form again and be a top rider, but it's clear the younger generation of riders are now taking the top step for their own.

I think he should do a Hodgson and drop to BSB. I think he'd do well at that level, just have to look at Shakey Byrne & Michael Rutter to know the older guys can still compete.

Or he should take a privateer team into MotoGP once the regulations jump back to 1000cc

To52er - Unregistered

July 08, 2011 2:10 PM

Or just bow to the undeniable fact that he's lost it and quit while he can still play the piano.

He's been overrated for years and was only placed in MotoGP at Dorna's request to try and garner some local interest in the series is smooth in the (then) new BBC coverage.

A poor reflection of potential British talent doing well elsewhere.

Euan Hoosearmy - Unregistered

July 08, 2011 2:49 PM

Minor injury! 6 pins through the wrist plus wires that came out between the fingers and you call it minor.... He came close to losing the hand due to the blood supply being cut off by the displaced bones. Whether the wrist will ever be strong enough to allow him to be competitive again is another question, but this was no minor injury...

John - Unregistered

July 08, 2011 2:57 PM

Oh well... At least its one less person for Shakey Byrne to compete with for a seat in WSBK next year.

If the wrist is that bad, then he won't even be dropping back to BSB either.

Shame really having twice won WSBK.

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