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mattbirt

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mattbirt says:

James Toseland third, Casey Stoner fastest

British rider James Toseland claimed a morale-boosting third place finish on the final day of testing at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia today. Get all the latest from the Phillip Island test Toseland posted a fastest lap of 1.29.754 to miss out on second place to 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden by just 0.020s. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider used a soft...

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chrisuk2010

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chrisuk2010 says:

Nice one...

Testing is testing and racing is racing - the two arent truely comparable. That said, if you cant ride the thing fast you have frack all chance - JT is proving to the team, to the riders and to himself that he can and will adjust, get fatser then be racing up front. No one honestly expects him to win races in his first season, the litany of previous brits have removed that expectation from him, but to be finishing top 5 during the second half of the season...? My money is on JT breaking Englands duck, in year 2. He is fast, he is hungry and he has the talent - bike and tyres 'to be confirmed'.

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perenialnovice

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Testing time sheets don't lie

ChrisUk is right about testing being one thing and racing another. But with James back in WSB if he qualified top 4 he was likely to win. In moto GP the results almost always reflect the fasted race lap. Only valy bucks that, he might only have the 3rd fastest lap but then HE makes the move on the brakes as ever and comes out the winner. Err... pre Stoner days anyway! So for James to be so far up the sharp end, is likely to mean some podiums this year.BUT he will probably remain on the same bike spec all year and struggle badly after a while.

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rossifumi23

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rossifumi23 says:

JT

To be at the near the top of the time sheets or even in the top 10 is something we have not seen for a long time. Good luck James.

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scottdb

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scottdb says:

JT 3rd fastest of how many ?

Glad JT is doing well with his new bike, third/fourth fastest is great, but, does anyone know how many other riders were at this test ?

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Joe Mc

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Joe Mc says:

Phillip Island

Well done James This man is the best contender we have had since Barry Sheen with the exception of Carl fogarty.(Who i believe could have given the right circumstances). This is going to be one hell of a year of top class racing with James toseland and Bradley Smith. Bring it On..

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shamitz

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shamitz says:

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 28.777 secs 2. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 1min 29.734 secs 3. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 1min 29.754 secs 4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot (M) 1min 29.780 secs 5. Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 1min 29.795 secs 6. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 30.216 secs 7. Alex de Angelis RSM Honda Gresini (B) 1min 30.438 secs 8. Shinya Nakano JPN Honda Gresini (B) 1min 30.728 secs 9. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 1min 30.966 secs 10. Randy de Puniet FRA Honda LCR (M) 1min 30.978 secs 11. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 1min 30.983 secs 12. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 1min 31.377 secs 13. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 1min 31.508 secs 14. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 1min 31.957 secs so its 3rd out 14 !! Well done JT !! we know u can show these guys how its done :) Keep it up !!

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Hondasixrr

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Hondasixrr says:

Nice one JT

Nice one JT hope you keep this up all year. With your track knowledge of Donington you will go well there too. Maybe even a podium finish.

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HDGuy

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HDGuy says:

Toseland Third

Now come on Yamaha. Keep to your contractual promise & give James (& Colin) the FULL factory support they were promised. No specialised kit just for prima donna VR, the same kit for all four riders, then we'll see some real action. All the best James, no doubting you'll do us proud.

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horny955

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horny955 says:

encouraging news

Well done James!! It was good to hear that your test went so well.I listened to your interview with Eamon Holmes and was impressed with your interview a brilliant ambassador for the sport and also motorcyling, its just a shame Mr Holmes like most of the media presenters was so quick to judge the bike riding public. I am pretty sure if you suggested because he is a football supporter that makes him a hooligan too he would be quick to moan.Just because some ride recklessly Eamon does not mean we all do!!

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simoncbr900rr

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this

goodbye everybody i`m going back to australia and i`ll come back for my trophy when the season kicks off love casey.....we are witnessing the new doohan anybody who thinks it`s the bike wants their head looking at or ask melandri

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