MotoGP: Toseland gutted with 13th place

Bad start, set-up issues, lack of rear grip - things don't look good for JT

JAMES TOSELAND says he's hugely disappointed by his performance at the Catalunya GP race. The Brit, who is widely tipped to be losing his ride in the Tech 3 squad next year, managed a lowly 13th in the race while his American team-mate Colin Edwards managed seventh.

Toseland said: “I'm really disappointed because I went into the race with high expectations after my best qualifying of the year. But I made a bad mistake off the line and gave myself a mountain to climb. The engine just bogged and I lost a load of time and had no chance of getting it back because everybody is doing similar times ahead of me.

"I also had a few set-up issues in the race and I'm not happy with that. I didn't have a lot of rear grip and we've got to work on the setting to find some rear grip when the tyre is starting to wear.

After about eight or ten laps I was having a few issues with rear grip, but the bad start was what really cost me and that was my fault. It's frustrating because we've been going in the right direction and it had looked like we might have had a decent weekend.
But I'll pick myself up and be ready to give it my all again for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team in Assen.”

Will JT be in MotoGP next year? At this rate it's looking extremely doubtful.