Toseland crashes after 'pushing too hard'

Toseland suffers another fall from his Yamaha at Misano after coming down under braking at Misano.
Toseland says Yamaha needs to get to the bottom of its grip issues after suggesting his race two crash was down to him being forced to push too hard on the front of the bike.

The Briton endured a difficult weekend at Misano after his grid position of 13th left him with too much to do in the races, Toseland proceeding to finish tenth in race one before crashing whilst running eighth in race two.

Indeed, Toseland admits he is losing time to his rivals coming out of the corners, forcing him to try and close the gap by pushing on the front – a technique that he says contributed to his fall.

“What can you say, another tough weekend,” he said. “I've got the pace when the tyre grip is good but just find it difficult when losing the grip on the bike to keep with the other bikes coming off the corners. We need to work hard on this area as it's so important. We'll meet about it because if we can improve that it'll be a big help.

“The time I'm losing on the corners to the others means I have to keep catching up on the brakes which means pushing the front, which is why I crashed in the second. Brno is a little bit faster and flowing so if we can keep the revs high we shouldn't have too many problems."

Despite scoring just six points, Toseland is still classified seventh in the overall standings, ahead of team-mate Cal Crutchlow.

Tagged as: Yamaha , Misano , James Toseland

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June 28, 2010 4:34 PM

So Yamaha sign a 2-time WSBK champion in WSBK so they can show favortism to another rider? How does that make sense? They could have kept Sykes for less money if they wanted to favor Cal. The way the season is turning out Yamaha needs all the points they can get and favoring one rider over the other wouldn't be productive at all. Especially favoring Cal who has less points and been behind JT in the championship for the majority of the season. And what has been done to make anyone think they favor Cal in the team? What has been done that would make anyone say JT should go back to Ten Kate who "treated him well" like Sterligarda has mistreated him or done him wrong?

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June 29, 2010 8:47 PM

@Darkwaknight, Rossi fan yes great example of achieving his goals also a fan of Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Edwards, Spies, Haslam and indeed all racers. Just sick and tired of Toseland bragging he's going to do this and that then doing nothing, why not just shut up and get on with the day job. What next? dancing on ice. In addition I never expected England to win the world cup, but again they were going to be the ones to beat, Gerrard and Rooney would be players of the tournament, all these expectations given by the players whom I believe are an bunch of overpaid underworked prima donna's who should hang their heads in shame at the dismal display they put on.

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