James Toseland

James Michael Toseland is an English former motorcycle racer. Toseland was the 2007 World Superbike Champion on a Ten Kate Honda, and also won the 2004 Superbike World Championship on a Ducati. He is one of only two men, the other being Troy Corser, to have won the World Superbike Championship for two different manufacturers. OnSeptember 2011 he officially retired from professional motorsport due to a wrist injury sustained in March 2011 at an official World Superbike Championship testing session at Motorland Aragon, Spain.

Toseland was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. His parents separated when he was young and he was subsequently raised by his mother in Kiveton Park in Rotherham. After his mother started a relationship with Ken Wright, Toseland accepted him as his default father figure, and began taking interest in Wrights hobbies. Toseland began taking piano lessons aged eight, taught by a professional pianist and he also started riding motocross bikes on the coal slag heaps close to his home. He was taught from Yearto Yearat Wales High School, located in Kiveton Park.

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