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Toseland reviews opening pair of MotoGP tests

Toseland reviews opening pair of MotoGP tests

Concluding a busy year, at the end of which he made a long-awaited switch to MotoGP, James Toseland was onboard the Yamaha M1 for a second and final test of 2007 last week in Jerez.

Concluding a busy year, at the end of which he made a long-awaited switch to MotoGP, James Toseland was onboard the Yamaha M1 for a second and final test of 2007 last week in Jerez.

The Briton, who arrives in the World Championship on the back of a second superbike title, was once again thrown in at the deep end at what was by all intents and purposes a new track for the 27 year-old. Yamaha Tech 3's first of two new additions to their ranks spoke to motogp.com during the intensive three-days, and reviewed his testing sessions to date.

"Jerez was my second test. Sepang was my first, and there was a lot to learn then; the tracks, tyres, team and suspension were all new to me!" explained Toseland.

"I was really pleased with how Sepang went, and here at Jerez it is also a new track but we're still doing some pretty good lap times," he added.

The Sheffield-based rider was on-track with three former MotoGP champions currently competing in the series, and had the chance to learn the lines of one of the masters of Jerez.

"I was able to follow Valentino Rossi for a few laps, which was very interesting. Seeing where he brakes and how he rides was good to watch," said Toseland, before explaining the focus of his own work at the Spanish circuit.

"The carbon brakes are a lot different to what I'm used to, but I'm adapting. My riding style isn't being changed so much at the moment, as I'm just trying little things every time and learning with each lap."

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MotoGP, 2007

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