Motorcycle Racing News Superbike: Veneman Substitutes Toseland

Superbike: Veneman Substitutes Toseland

2011 World Superbike

Following the opening round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship in Phillip Island, James Toseland injured his wrist after crashing in a private test session.

Toseland, who took 17th in Race 1 and 14th in Race 2 in Australia, missed Round 2 in Donington, and will not compete in Assen. BMW Motorrad Italia will now substitute the injured Toseland for the “next few events.”

The substitute rider aboard the BMW S1000RR will be Barry Veneman, BMW Motorrad Italia said Wednesday.

Veneman, of the Netherlands, has much experience in international championships, and is familiar with the layout of his home track in Assen, where Round 3 of the World Superbike Championship will occur April 17. The Dutch rider competed in MotoGP during the 500cc era, and also World Supersport.

Veneman also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 aboard a Suzuki, and took third at the event in 2008.

BMW Motorrad Italia says: “Veneman has acquired a good knowledge of the BMW S 1000 RR, with which he raced – and will race again in 2011 – in the German IDM Championship; he has also participated in several developmental tests with the Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport.”

Toseland was injured during a private two-day World Superbike at Motorland Aragon last month. Toseland high-sided his S1000RR, fracturing his wrist.

After the crash, which occurred on Turn 10, Toseland remained still on the track due to violently hitting the pavement, landing on his head and right wrist.

Following the Superbike crash, Toseland visted a specialist in a Manchester hospital where they performed some work on his fractured wrist from the World Superbike test crash.

Barry Veneman Stats:

Barry Veneman was born in Zwolle (Netherlands) on 22 March 1977; he is married and has two children. His favorite tracks are Phillip Island (AUS) and TT Assen (NL). His favorite motorcycle is the BMW S1000RR.

Barry Veneman Results:

  • 1998 Dutch Supersport 400 Champion
  • 2001 500cc MotoGP Championship 24th
  • 2002 Dutch Supersport 600 Champion
  • 2003 Dutch Supersport 600 Champion
  • 2005 World Supersport 12th after injury
  • 2007 World Supersport 8th
  • 2008 World Supersport 8th
  • Podium finish – 2008 World Supersport Magny Cours (FR)
  • Winner – Le Mans 24 Hour World Endurance

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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