James Toseland to Return to WSBK Racing at Monza

05/04/2011 @ 1:55 pm, by Victoria Reid6 COMMENTS

James Toseland to Return to WSBK Racing at Monza James Toseland BMW Italy S1000RR WSBK 635x422

As World Superbike prepares to end a three-week hiatus at Monza this weekend, former-champion James Toseland also looks to make a comeback after a testing injury kept him from two race weekends. The Briton broke his wrist whilst testing at Motorland Aragon back in March 18th during a highside that saw him landing on his head and right wrist — as he had joined teammate Ayrton Badovini and the factory Kawasaki team in Spain for testing between the first and second rounds of the Championship.

Though Spanish doctors originally cleared Toseland to race his home round at Donington Park, a specialist in England “found that I had badly displaced bones in my wrist. At that point, things were getting critical as there was no blood flow in the wrist, meaning that the bone could die if I wasn’t operated on immediately,” explained Toseland.

After an emergency operation that put wires in his wrist, Toseland was informed that he would miss the next six weeks of racing, which included the Assen round three weeks ago. Though BMW Motorrad Italia did not replace Toseland for Donington Park, Dutch rider Barry Veneman filled in for him at Assen. There, neither Badovini nor replacement Veneman fared terribly well, with Badovini ninth in the second race and both riders in the bottom five finishing positions in Race 1.

Now, Toseland is “Travelling [sic] to Monza in Italy tomorrow, planning to race this weekend.” He had the wires removed from his wrist on April 27th, noting on Facebook that “the surgeon is really happy with the way it looks.” Toseland added that he was “so relieved.” Andrea Buzzoni, Director of BMW Motorrad Italia, is also relieved and “looking forward to finally have our top rider back on track to improve our performance” at Monza this weekend.

Source: James Toseland (Facebook) & BMW Motorrad Italia

Comment:

  1. Rexr says:

    Who cares….

  2. Jay says:

    damn that’s a cool looking riding suit. BKS? can’t find it anywhere D:

  3. Steve Zielenski says:

    Whoo hoo! I was wondering who was going to come in 12th place!

  4. Jimmy Midnight says:

    At last, something we can agree on, his career was over ten years ago, but no one has told him yet.
    Also, I believe the BKS suits are only available in the UK, no North American dealers that I know of.

  5. Steve Zielenski says:

    I wonder how the jewelry, cologne/perfume and thong line is selling from his website. Good news is that he has that great band to fall back on

  6. damien says:

    He made a decent fill-in commentator for the WSBK race coverage.