WSBK » Toseland forced to quit racing due to injury


James Toseland has endured a torrid 2011 campaign since injuring his wrist, prompting him to call time on a hugely successful motorcycling career

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Scotty - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 11:41 AM

Was a pleasure to watch him come up from BSB to WSB and battle in Moto GP! Real shame it has to end like this but he has other abilities to fall back on...hope the wrist doesnt b*gger up the piano playing. Best of luck JT

assen03

September 09, 2011 11:54 AM

Poor old JT, he's had a really **** 3 years. I thought next year injury free we might see the old JT back again! Thanks James for the many great years of fantastic racing you've given us. I think my personal favourite race was your 1st WSK win, where you barged Hodgson out the way, such a battler!

Sweeble

September 09, 2011 11:54 AM

I was at Brands for his WSBK double, and JT gave me the best days racing of my life. Really sad to see him retire, but at least he has achieved in his career and leaves as a double world champion - a fast, hard and classy rider.

Casey Jones - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 11:55 AM

Never been a fan of JT but it all went down hill or he lost something with those pre season crash in the 2009 MotoGp season. Plus for the fact it didn't help when Suzi Perry was blowing smoke up is ... and saying he should have got the ride in the 2010 season when he had done nothing in 2009 and I think it was only coz he is british which really got on my nerves.

Don-R

September 09, 2011 11:56 AM

I'd been expecting this announcement ever since the recent Nurburgring crash, when he seemed afterwards to be holding the damaged wrist awkwardly. It turned out later that he'd hurt his elbow instead, but it made me think he probably couldn't go on racing knowing that another blow to the wrist could be crippling.

Sad that like Neil Hodgson he's having to prematurely end his career, but he's media-savvy enough to find other opportunities quickly enough. In his prime he gave British fans a lot to cheer about and I'm sure he'll carry that popularity into whatever he does next. Best wishes to him.

billy bantam - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 11:57 AM

Good to see the positive posts before the haters have their say. JT's had a great career, one that many riders would give the cahoonas for. Shame he's been beating himself for the last few years, not the best way to end his racing days. Thanks for the memories, James.

FakeHelmet - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 11:58 AM

Ah man i'm gutted. Good luck for the future dude. Now get yourself down to Brands Hatch BSB in Oct for some parade laps on that Ten Kate you won the championship on. We'll give you a proper send-off

PhilS

September 09, 2011 11:58 AM

Gutted for JT that he had to end his carreer in such a way. Before he went to Moto GP Toseland proved he was one of the best Superbike riders ever and his title in 2007 was brilliantly won. I had a lot of good times watching JT and wish him all the best in his future career.

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