James Toseland says he has plenty of positives to take away from his first full World Superbike race weekend since breaking his wrist four months ago, the former champion scoring points in both races at Silverstone.
With his competition comeback repeatedly interrupted by fitness concerns, Toseland went into his home round determined to see it through having not finished two races for BMW Italia since the season opener at Phillip Island.
Toseland would go on to cause a stir when he finished FP1 up in fourth place, but his pace would understandably dwindle as the weekend wore on and the physical stresses took its toll.
Nonetheless, the 2004 and 2007 champion kept his promise and fought to the finish in both races, claiming 12th in race one and 13th in race two.
"On Friday morning I had concerns for the weekend due to both physical and psychological stresses. I'm therefore very happy to have been able to complete both races. I had no grip in Race 1 but the bike was fine in the second.
“Beyond the result, for me it was important to finish both races after five months off track. It has boosted my morale because the fracture was really bad and now I'm coming through it. "