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Toseland expects Biaggi to be strong

Max Biaggi's fearsome Brno record, combined with the power-hungry nature of the Czech track, means James Toseland expects the Italian title leader to be the firm favourite this weekend.

“I'm looking forward to the weekend. Brno is a track I've always had good results on," said the Englishman, who has raced both WSBK and MotoGP machines at Brno, taking a first and a second place finish on his most recent WSBK outing in 2007.

"Everyone knows its Max Biaggi's favourite circuit so it's going to be difficult for everyone here as it's probably going to be a strong weekend for Aprilia," admitted the Yamaha Sterilgarda rider.

"Having said that, we worked hard at last week's test in Imola so I'm looking forward to getting out on the track on Friday to see where we stand.”

Toseland starts round nine holding seventh in the championship, with four podiums to his credit. Rookie team-mate Cal Crutchlow has three podiums for tenth in the championship, and is out for 'revenge'.

“I've got unfinished business at Brno,” said Crutchlow. “I had a really strong qualifying there in Supersport last year and was only two laps from winning the race when an unfortunate mechanical issue forced retirement. I love the track; it's fast and flowing and should suit our bike really well.”



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Jon

July 09, 2010 3:33 PM

No, Rawdawg, that isn't my argument at all. I'm not here to argue, I'm here to discuss motorsport with likeminded enthusiasts. Ben Spies is a phenomenal talent. Agreed? Probably one of the top 8 riders in the world currently. No-one has been able to ride the R1 like him, so we have to think of him as an exceptional talent. When u compare Cal and JT to Sykes performance of last year, they are on a par with regard to track position- but far in advance in terms of competetiveness and lap times. In contrast the factory Ducati's are behind where they were. And to rub salt in the wound, Bayliss was faster than both of them at the recent Misano test. So the bike IS faster than it seems



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