Toseland injured after Aragon test crash

The two-time WSB champion will miss the second round at Donington Park

JAMES Toseland has broken his right wrist whilst testing around the Aragon circuit with the double WSB champion expected to be out of action for at least six weeks

The crash came halfway through the final day of the two-day test with the BMW Italia squad and Toseland making positive progress with the set-up of the BMW S1000RR in perfect weather conditions.

Following the crash the Yorkshireman was flown directly to Manchester to see a specialist, speaking on the results of the crash he said: “My main priority was being fit enough to race at Donington, so I was really pleased when I was told in Spain that I would be ok. But when I got back to the hotel, the pain in my right wrist was unbelievable and, considering that I had a race coming up in a week’s time, I sent the scan on to a specialist I know in Manchester.

“From looking at the scan, he thought I’d be alright, but as he’s a friend, he left a wedding anniversary party to come and check the wrist properly. They took a new X-ray from a different position in Manchester and found that I had badly displaced bones in my wrist. At that point, things were getting critical as there was no blood flow in the wrist, meaning that the bone could die if I wasn’t operated on immediately.

“I had expected him to confirm that everything was alright and give me the all-clear, so it came as a bit of a shock, to be honest. I guess I’ve been lucky, but it’s a massive disappointment from a racing point of view. I’m so sorry to everybody who has continued to support me.”

The 2005 and 2007 champion will miss his home race at the returning Donington Park and is expected to be out of series until the fourth round at Monza.