Toseland relishing Monza return

The Briton is hoping a successful test at Misano last week will help him forge further up the field at Monza
James Toseland is looking forward to getting back to the high-speeds of Monza as he looks to build on an encouraging run of form in the World Superbike Championship.

Toseland's return to World Superbikes has steadily gathered momentum in recent races, the Yamaha Sterilgarda rider up to fifth in the standings having finished on the podium in three of the last four races.

The home race for both his team and sponsor, Toseland heads to Monza eager to build on the form he displayed in a recent test at Misano too.

However, unlike Valencia and Assen, it has been two years since Toseland last raced at Monza, although the former champion maintains he cannot wait to be racing around the Italian circuit once more.

"The test last week [at Misano] was encouraging, I think I ended up second and third. I am particularly looking forward to Monza; I've always loved riding there, as we didn't in Moto GP I'm happy to be going back. It's got an ambience in the park, to hear the engines resonating through the trees is really special and you can feel the history.

“The high-speed circuit is also pretty special; to hold it flat out in top gear for 7 or 8 seconds is something you don't do anywhere else. I'm really pleased with the way things are progressing with package and the team and as it's the home race for them it also adds something extra to the weekend."

Toseland is yet to win a race at Monza.

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Rev Enge - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 1:34 PM

JT looking relaxed and much more confident. although he still needs some wins to keep in touch, it's great to see the improvement in the bike and him. as the confidence and the results build it will hopefully shut up all the knockers !! but i have worrying thoughts that the Yamaha could struggle for grip on those sweeping bends. God i hope i'm wrong though !! :rolleyes:

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