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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reluctant ex racer mark - Unregistered

September 10, 2011 11:21 PM

You seem to have misunderstood me Bolts!.I'm not trying to compare riders on their ability,just pointing out that many have to retire due to lack of funds,bad luck or limited talent way before they'd like to.James has been racing at a high level inc winning a world champs for many years but does not have to make the difficult decision as to when he should retire,it's been made for him.What he does have in common with Fogarty and Doohan is that he's been forced to retire in relatively good health unlike some who are no longer with us or paralysed like Wayne Rainey!!

JT - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 7:10 AM

Dude was a legend to UK fans. To the rest of the world, he won 2 championships only because of the weakness of the field and machinery. The last Brit to ever win a championship (because they are overrated).

DrMoo - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 8:31 AM

From what JT said, this is a real example about facing difficult situations with dignity. When faced with this news he didn't think of himself and only himself. Considering the safety of not only himself, but others and also the future of his team and the rising stars who deserve a good opportunity is a testament to the character of the man.

Respect to you JT. More people should have this same degree of dignity.

Methanol

September 11, 2011 1:59 PM
Last Edited 952 days ago

James

Do stuff all with bikes for a year and give the injury a chance to mend it self.
Then start riding for fun again.
Build your competitive level up slowly.
Within two years you could be back on the track and feeling refreshed and hungry again, and still be in the prime times of your racing career.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 5:44 PM

I agree with that Methanol. He should take a year off or so, maybe get in the commentating booth like has already been mentioned by a number of us punters. Also, as has been mentioned he should go see Dr. Ting. If Hopper could be back in race winning form a few months after surgery, just imagine what JT could do with a year off to rest, recuperate and rehabilitate that wrist. I imagine he could be back at the pointy end in WSBK if he can land a half decent ride. I imagine also, that next year will be Checa's last. Probably Biaggi's and Corser's too. If so, that'll leave few with their depth of experience.

Baz82 - Unregistered

September 11, 2011 7:02 PM

gutted, Toseland was a class act, wonderful to watch on track and a wonderful guy off track. will miss him on the grid. Super bikes wont be the same with out him around but hopefully he will come back in time.

deano23 - Unregistered

September 12, 2011 5:45 AM

fantastic rider and wonderfull person jt thanks for the great hard raceing if only others on this planet were as worthy of you then the world would be a much nicer place you won more than us mere mortals ever could and had fun with the band also top man was great to meet you last tuesday so much time for your fans

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