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Tough period for Toseland despite top ten return

Tough period for Toseland despite top ten return

Halfway through his rookie MotoGP season, James Toseland was disappointed in Assen despite placing ninth.

Whilst his Tech3 Yamaha teammate Colin Edwards sneaked onto the podium, James Toseland was left frustrated with a ninth place not quite up to his own demanding standards.

James Toseland - Ninth

`We´re having a bit of a tough period at the moment. We tried something totally different with the bike here today and although it wasn´t quite right, we are starting to make headway. We were back in the top ten, which is important, but I´ve still got a lot of work to do. I apologise to the fans because I know it must be frustrating to watch but I am committed to working my hardest to continue to improve and get the bike to where we need to be. It hasn´t helped that we´ve had changeable weather at the last two events either because we have such a short space of time to get the bike right. We´ve got Sachsenring and Laguna Seca to look forward to over the next month and they are both tracks that I have raced at before. To an extent that helps with the feedback that I can provide the team but as I´m riding a totally different bike we still start with a clean slate, so we´ll continue to work hard and try our best. Overall, it´s been a great day for the team in Assen and I'd like to congratulate Colin on his podium finish.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha

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