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James Toseland

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James Toseland

James Toseland


Born: 1-Oct-80

Born October 1980. Joined Yamaha in 2008 and rode in the MotoGP with the Tech 3 Yamaha Team alongside Colin Edwards. Ranked 11th. In 2009 rode with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team and ranked 14th. Also noted for his ability on the piano. After competing in the European Championship, rode in the World Superbike Championship from 2001, winning the title in 2004 as the youngest rider ever to do so. After that, continued to compete for the title every season. In 2007, after a fierce points battle right to the end with Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha), he took his second title (Honda) with scarcely a two-point margin. Toseland was a reliable performer, with no points in just four out of a total of 35 rounds in 2008 and 2009. His highest placing was 6th (achieved a total of nine times over two seasons).

Racing career

YearClassResult & Pole positionMachine
2008 MotoGP 11th PP: 0 1st: 0 2nd: 0 3rd: 0 YZR-M1(0WS5)
2009 MotoGP 14th PP: 0 1st: 0 2nd: 0 3rd: 0 YZR-M1(0WS8)

*Results for years with a Yamaha factory team, riding a Yamaha factory machine or ranked 5th or higher riding a Yamaha production racer (World GP, World F750)


  • The Netherlands GP in 2008

    The Netherlands GP in 2008


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