Motorcycle Racing News BMW Superbike: Toseland to Miss Misano

BMW Superbike: Toseland to Miss Misano

2011 World Superbike

As James Tosleand continues to recover from his wrist injury sustained at practice shortly after the 2011 World Superbike Championship began, the BMW Motorrad Italia rider will miss this weekend’s round in Misano, BMW reports.

This news arrives after Toseland underwent a new sonogram on Wednesday; the results showed that the injuries he received at the private Aragon test were further agitated during Miller World Superbike.

Due to not being in "optimal condition," Toseland was forced to miss Misano WSBK. BMW has a relief rider, though, the Italian Lorenzo Lanzi.

BMW says Lorenzo Lanzi, 29, has good international experience. He made his debut in 1996 riding an Aprilia RS in the Italian Sport Production Championship, moving on in 2001 to the World Motorcycle Championship in the 250 class.

In 2003 he debuted in the FIM Superstock Cup with the Ducati team; the following year he took part in the World Supersport Championship, and starting in 2005 he was lined up in the World SBK Championship where, riding for various teams, he continued to race until 2010. In the World SBK Championship he claimed three victories – two in 2005 and the third in 2008, BMW says. In 2010 he was on the podium in the first race in Imola.

Toseland was injured during a private two-day World Superbike at Motorland Aragon in March. Toseland high-sided his BMW S1000RR, fracturing his wrist, the week after the season-opener in Australia.

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 visited a specialist in a Manchester hospital where they performed some work on his fractured wrist, surgically inserting pins. He currently has three points in the 2011 WSBK Championship.

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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