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Toseland back in the points at Silverstone

The BMW Italia rider shows flashes of speed as he makes a full return to WSBK competition following several months out.
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. "


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dinmore manor - Unregistered

August 02, 2011 9:21 AM

Well done James, no doubting FP1 was impressive considering lack of time on the bike, quick out of the blocks and out qualifying one of factory BMW's. Anyone with any decent level of IQ would understand that such times were going to be difficult to maintain as the weekend went on due to strain on that wrist but as many on here are very much lacking in IQ we can no doubt expect the usual hate nonsense from the sad regulars who post such nonsense and who have nothing else to do. Keep up the good work, at least you have a 5 week break until the next round to recover further.

Ratty - Unregistered

August 02, 2011 11:20 AM

SuperSykes, Not having a go but where do you get JT is arrogant!!! I have met JT a number of times and arrogant is so far wrong its untrue. I appreciate we all have different opinions but can you explain yours? I've met a number of riders during the past few years and JT is undoubtedly the least arrogant compared to some I can mention!!!



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