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Brands Hatch World Superbikes: James Toseland 'gutted' at second spot on grid

Published: 04 August 2007

Britain’s James Toseland has admitted he was gutted at being beaten to pole position for tomorrow’s World Superbike races at Brands Hatch by Ducati’s Troy Bayliss

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider was on the top of the timesheets with his lap of 1:25.635 before last man out, Troy Bayliss pipped him by just 0.028secs.

Afterwards James Toseland said he had tried his best for the last two days, but he was not happy with his superpole performance.

James Toseland said: “It was an okay lap. Round here it’s quite high risk to go hard.

“I was a bit pissed off but congratulations to Troy (Bayliss). Friday and today me and Troy have been swapping. To be honest I am gutted not to have taken pole position, I put everything into that lap.

But he is determined he will ride his hardest, in what will be the Sheffield rider’s last appearance at Brands Hatch for some time following his decision to move to MotoGP next season.

James Toseland added: “It’s going to be a great race and it’s going to be long and hard.

“I have worked hard yesterday and today. I will have my Weetabix tomorrow and will see if I can win two races.”

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