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Toseland on back foot after Superpole fall

James Toseland will start a lowly 15th on the grid in Portugal after suffering a fall during the second Superpole knockout phase
James Toseland says he is disappointed not to have been able to capitalise on his improved Yamaha R1 during World Superbike Superpole in Portugal after crashing out of contention during Q2.

Toseland was confident of a good starting position at Portimao after being amongst the pace setters during free practice and provisional qualifying, but an error on the long right-hander leading onto the home straight prompted a high-side and an uncomfortable landing.

Although Toseland, who is still carrying an injury from a fall during the Phillip Island season opener, was unhurt in the crash, he would then look on from the sidelines as team-mate Cal Crutchlow put the Sterilgarda machine on pole position.

Indeed, Toseland was frustrated to have prematurely eliminated himself from proceedings, but was at least positive about the performance of the bike compared to Australia.

"What a disappointing end to what has been a great qualifying so far this weekend. The Sterilgarda Yamaha Team have been brilliant in how they've transformed the bike from where we were in Phillip Island and I want to thank them for that.

The mistake for me was that I was on the second lap on the qualifier tyre and I was trying to make it work hard on the last turn as if it had been the first lap on it. Unfortunately it was a mistake, I suffered a lack of grip and the consequence is I'm now 15th on the grid."



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GS - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 7:21 PM

Doxa, what a tool you are. The guy makes a mistake, owns up to it and gives a valid reason for that mistake. But Mr Mighty Keyboard Warrior knows better. He clearly knows more than any rider about the lifespan of a quallie, even down to the precise second when it will go off. If James had taken it easy, you'd have been lining up to kick him in the nuts. When he tries to push and get the last bit of juice out of his tyres and highsides, you're still lining up to kick him in the nuts. What's the problem, has JT shagged your girlfriend?

tardozzi - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 11:36 PM

what do some of you plonkers want ?? im not jts biggest fan either ,but i give respect to someone who pushes his bike /tyres to the limit and beyond ?shows hes tryin ,and not just touring round,he pushes hard ?and hes a to$$er, he does not go quick enough and hes a to$$er fk off ya to$$ers, no matter what rider you support in any class ,they will chuck it up the road 5 or 6 times a year (at least)its part of the job,as for quali tyres rea said one of his was crap ,maybe some of you smart ****s should tell rea hes wrong , cos pirelli said they do two laps ??



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