Toseland: These guys are used to being successful – and we will succeed

“I've been on the podium with every Superbike I've ridden in my career. I've been lucky enough to ride some really good bikes, and I know this is a great team. It will be a tough call with just five days' testing on the bike – we've only got Portugal and then we go to Australia for the first race – but the guys have done a fantastic job to build the bike, I think we've got every chance of getting it dialled-in straightaway and we've got some great guys to develop it going forwards.

“I'm back from my injuries now and fully fit, and I know I'm capable of being competitive. I've won the championship twice before, but the guys I'm working with have won seven or eight world championships with different riders. Our boss is very used to being successful, so we've got to work very hard – but with the knowledge and experience that we've got in the team, I can't see it not succeeding.

“I think BMW has another step to take to consistently get on the podium and challenge for championships, but there are no better people to find that difference. I'm just going to go in there, give it 100 per cent and see what we can get out of it.”

by Russell Atkins

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January 20, 2011 9:49 AM

You guys are unbelievable! What do you expect JT to say? " Yeah, the last few seasons have been disappointing and I don't expect 2011 to be any better..." Of course not! He's not saying that he's the best thing since sliced bread but of course he should be positive. As soon as he stops believing in himself the fight is over. JT has the right attitude- and is twice the rider than Jenson Button is a driver! Button had years of nothing in F1 then became the nations darling. Toseland is twice WSBK champion, he can still come good. Christ, look at Biaggi! People said he was finished but he was the class of the field in 2010. Don't write JT off yet, he deserves his shot in 2011.

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

January 19, 2011 7:38 PM

Go JT prove them all wrong.. be good to see you back at the sharp end.. they say you never forget how to go fast.. you are a two times WSBK champion for a good reason.. people seem to forget..just need to get the aggression back

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