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Toseland's BBC Yorkshire award

Toseland's BBC Yorkshire award

James Toseland has been named as BBC's Yorkshire Sports Personality of the Year 2007, during an event held in Barnsley earlier this week, not far from his home town of Sheffield.

James Toseland has been named as BBC's Yorkshire Sports Personality of the Year 2007, during an event held in Barnsley earlier this week, not far from his home town of Sheffield.

The MotoGP newcomer, who is to ride for the Yamaha Tech 3 team in 2008, this year took his second Superbike world title and the proud 27 year-old Yorkshireman was delighted to take the regional title.

A panel of seven media representatives put together a shortlist of nominees and Toseland was voted number one by BBC viewers in Yorkshire.

The Yamaha rider also had a chance of clinching the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2007 award, a highly prestigious title which has previously been won by MotoGP Legend and former World Champion John Surtees, in addition to other motorsports greats such Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart.

On Sunday night (9th December) a public phone vote decided the winner of the 2007 national award, but ultimately Toseland lost out as boxer Joe Calzaghe took the prize.

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MotoGP, 2007

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