Toseland to attempt Brno return

James Toseland will begin the World Superbike weekend in the Czech Republic, but Lorenzo Lanzi will take over if he is unable to complete the full weekend.
James Toseland has confirmed he will attempt a return to World Superbike Championship competition at Brno, though BMW Italia is prepared for the possibility that he won't be able to race.

Toseland has battled a persistent wrist injury since breaking it in March, an ailment that has seen him complete just one full race weekend since the opening round of the season.

Having been advised to skip the Italian and Spanish rounds, Toseland will ride the BMW Italia S1000RR at Brno during free practice and provisional qualifying on the Friday before deciding whether he will continue for the remainder of the weekend.

Should he be unable to race, Lorenzo Lanzi – who deputised for Toseland at Misano and Motorland Aragon – will assume his seat.

"James will return in Brno and will try riding in the first practice on Friday to see how his wrist responds,” declared sporting director Serafino Foti. “If it goes well on a long run he will race. Otherwise, Lorenzo Lanzi will replace him as early as the second session. We all hope that James is in good condition so that he can resume his season that was interrupted after the first few races.”

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iRONIC - Unregistered

July 06, 2011 11:40 AM

James used his brains and race craft to win his 2 championships and is now using his brains agin with this injury. there is no need to return until he is 100% even if it means sitting it out all season. if you are injured then thats it. too many riders let panic set in and return too early. but i suppose he's in a no win situation with his haters whatever he decides to do !!


July 06, 2011 6:21 PM
Last Edited 1910 days ago

Dude, give it a rest - I actually though you were joking. But you are serious??!! For you to even lay the blame on the manufactures just shows how delusional you are. He was on a factory bike LAST YEAR. Do you think he should have replaced Jorge or Val at Yamaha in MotoGP? Did you think he deserved a factory ride in MotoGP at all? And before that he was on factory kit in WSBK with Ducati and Honda. So your rant is 100% invalid and without evidence. And please don't comment on my tag because you don't know anything about it. It has 100% nothing to do with post or internet following or anything internet related at all.

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