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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Pete - Unregistered

September 12, 2011 2:33 PM

So sad. I watched James come through from his CB500 cup, supersport, WSB and moto GP. Met him a few times and he was terrific to chat with. At a time when English talent was poor he shone through. Someone you could cheer on and get a good result. Best moment, well two really, first beating Laconia in France for his first title and qualifying on the front row at Quatar. Good luck for the future James.

Scruff - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 12:07 AM

Sorry to hear this. I saw JT at Laguna in 2009, even though that was not a great race or season, if you ever saw him ride around the track in person you'd know he always gave 100% regardless of what the "experts" here say.

2 wheel racing is a brutally cruel sport, but I think James is level headed enough to realize that he accomplished a hell of a lot in a short amount of time, and there are a lot of riders who lost more than just a career on track. I don't think a future career in commentating is out of question either. Plus he can play a tune or two!

Best wishes from California JT

sammy - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 10:25 PM

take some time James have a year off mess about on 600 then 1000 build it back up 2013 get back in to bsb and see how it goes mate you have been through a lot of **** in motogp get back to enjoying it again it doesn't need to be the end James you no it makes sense

willemarck robert - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 10:55 PM

been a belgian marchall all over europe and most in the uk, i always will rememer james(and your fellow coutrymen whitham,both as my herous)for me it started at the honda 500 cub and it will never stop as long as you says:i'am a racer till i die!!wisch you all the best in your recovery to full fitness!now i'am 60 years young and my fathher always said to me:motorcycle racing started in the uk and it will end overthere!!!!
and now these evening the piano get me to bed and once i'll dream about that time i first met you at ally pally!
all the best and proud what achieved as a gentleman!
grts,Robert Willemarck(belgium)

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 4:41 AM

There is a pretty damned good interview with JT over at super bike planet dot com. Sums up how injuries and shaken confidence affected not only his 2009 season but also his 2010 season. He goes into some detail about how bad his injury this season was. Seems even worse than a simple lack of mobility in his wrist. He took a lot of stick here, but the story behind his downward spiral seems to mostly consist of injury and a lack of recovery. Hope he does go commentate for a season and line up a decent ride to get back into things. Maybe he could show up and do some AMA rides and get back into the swing of things. Kinda parallel to Hopper's route back.

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