James Toseland produced one of his most convincing performances since returning to the World Superbike Championship as he shrugged off a terrible start to finish fourth at Brno.

Fresh from a seventh place finish in race one, Toseland was forced to fight back from being last into the opening bend after his launch control failed off the line.

Nonetheless, the former champion pushed on to claw his way back into contention, catching and overtaking a series of riders to eventually cross the line in fourth position. It was a result he was satisfied with given the circumstances.

"Race one I had a problem with the electronics which weren't working as they should do so I couldn't get the exit speed I needed. I was surprised to finish seventh. It was the same system we ran the day before so we couldn't put our finger on why it changed so much.

"In race two my launch control didn't engage, so I bogged on the line to start and I was last going into turn one. I thought I wasn't prepared to have next week off feeling miserable so I rode hard and the bike worked really well. I dug deep and went for it and managed to get past 12 guys in the next lap and then keep on pushing towards the front."