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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Caveman - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 4:56 PM

JT has been a World Champion and very few people can say that at the end of their career. Frankly, nothing else really matters.

He's got plenty of other talents and he's sure to be OK in the future, but it's got to be the hardest decision to take.


September 09, 2011 5:13 PM

Bummer ,, well unlike some on here i've always been a fan and supported you even when poo hit the fan and things were not going great . What you maybe lacked in sheer natural talent you definately made up for in sheer determination and a will to get better .
Good luck for the future and i hope we see you in one form or another in the paddocks ...

Crash 27 - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 5:42 PM

Wise decision JT. And well said, not wanting to take
a ride that a young up and coming rider could have.

If only Chris Vermeulen had that same selfless mentality!!

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 5:44 PM

I think he should go straight to the commentating booth. He did an outstanding job doing that when he was out with injury. I said as much back then too. I think he has a future in it if he wants.

And yes, I think he's had a few crap years but if his wrist injury was anything like the one Hopper endured, I don't find that surprising. At least Hopper was able to get his fixed enough to continue. Good Luck JT. The WSBK paddock is poorer place in your absence. Hope you can at least stick around and commentate.

Hemmy - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 6:00 PM

Well i have to dy im truely shocked to hear this. JT is my all time favourite rider, and i was looking forward to him recovering and getting back to his former self. Ah well, a difficult but wise decision. I dont blame JT at all. Its nice to hear JT mention the safety of others too, and also giving the chance to someone else. He is such a genuine nice guy and this shows that he is selfless too. He decided not to race when trying to come back this year to give someone else a shot, and now he's also done the same before the season ends to give someone else a go. Top bloke and wil be sorely missed!

Its also nice to hear so many good posts on hear that acknowledge JT's brilliant career. Not many riders retire with a WC under their belt, let alone two! Great guy, great career. All the best JT!

docc - Unregistered

September 09, 2011 6:14 PM

2 time world many can say that? So sad to see him have to step down but he's still young, in good health and has another life away from racing to look forward to. Wish him the best whatever he chooses to do

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