Toseland statement on move to MotoGP

Following weeks of speculation, James Toseland would like to confirm that he will not continue to ride in the Superbike World Championship® in 2008. The British rider has decided to pursue his MotoGP ambitions next season. Confirmation of...

Following weeks of speculation, James Toseland would like to confirm that he will not continue to ride in the Superbike World Championship® in 2008. The British rider has decided to pursue his MotoGP ambitions next season.

Confirmation of the decision at this early stage in the season enables a much wider window of opportunity for the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team to secure a high calibre replacement. However, the main focus for James for the remainder of the 2007 series is securing the championship title.

"I would like to thank the team for all of their help and support," says James. "I have enjoyed two of the best years of my racing career with Ten Kate and Honda, and HANNspree has been a fantastic sponsor this year. I could not have achieved as much as I have without the team's assistance and expertise and I remain 100 per cent committed to securing the title for them this year. I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future."

James would prefer not to discuss future matters at this time while he concentrates on the task at hand. He respectfully requests that the media honours his decision.

-credit: jamestoseland.com

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Series MotoGP , World Superbike
Drivers James Toseland