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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Gaz - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 1:16 PM

I would have got a 2nd or 3rd opinion of the specialists. Someone like Arthur Ting in the US who worked on Doohan, Spies and Nicky Hayden.
But maybe he has just decided enough is enough?


September 09, 2011 1:21 PM


I know JT has been dealing with a few injuries but this is still a bit shocking.

I haven't been his biggest fan but I don't wish anyone to be injured or have to give up what they love because of an injury.

JT is still relatively young and has a long life a head. No need to jeopardize his future. Good luck to him in future endeavors.

Gaz - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 1:22 PM

Very sad end to a career. Talk about highs and lows.
Remember him as a 15 year old in the CB500 cup in the UK.
Very talented rider and all round nice guy who has had some disgusting and nasty "comments" posted about him on message boards primarily from UK fans :-(
Well done James you won World Championships, heaps of races and had repect from your fellow racers and a LOT of fans all over the World.
Thank you for some good memories !

JT needs Factory support - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 1:24 PM

The real reason is because he has never gotten factory support for the latter part of his career. People within the paddock worked against him purposely you could see it daily.

He is saying wrist but he knows in his heart that getting on a factory bike now is going to be harder than ever.

He should head home to BSB and get a good factory bike and end his career on a high note.

RaceFan - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 1:59 PM

A hard racer and a nice bloke. I'll never forget the faces in the Ducati garage when he beat their favoured man to the world title. They were a picture!

I hope he stays in the sport and wish him well, who wouldn't?

bri t

September 09, 2011 2:12 PM
Last Edited 1695 days ago

Really sad. Why did Doohan have a thumb operated rear break? I wonder if there is anyway to adopt a configuration of a throttle that doesn't need much wrist movement? Maybe a spring loaded slider or lever. Or move the throttle to the left handle bar? Don't forget JT about moding a bike maybe?

Fat Rabbit Racing - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 2:15 PM

Such a shame for both James and all true bike racing fans. Injury meant that he could not compete in MotoGP and now a different injury means that we will never get the chance to see a fit JT return to racing at any level.
Best wishes James, I wish the cards had been kinder to you, but nobody can take away the WSB World Championships you won in 2004 & 2007.

bazx7r - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 2:16 PM

I've always enjoyed watching JT raceing and was a pleasure to meet him at Portsmouth Honda, A wise if not difficult decision, taking into account other riders safety and seats for new tallent speakes volumes for the man.

JT,I'm sure with your drive and dedication you will succeed at what ever you turn your hand to.

CV Maybe its time to do the same?

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