Ted Macauley

James Toseland
  • James Toseland

  • James Toseland, youngest ever World Superbike Champion at just 23 years old, has rocketed into a league of biking legends, following in the footsteps of Carl Fogarty, Troy Bayliss and Neil Hodgson.

    Toseland's success has been driven by a lifetime of tragedy. Using racing as a release, he became a fearless daredevil and had moved his way up through the ranks of British Superbikes by the time he was sixteen.

    But there was even more turmoil to come - a career of dramatic crashes and a collision in Monza, Italy, which left James seriously injured and his Honda team-mate dead.

    Winning his second Superbike championship in 2007, and about to make the move to MotoGP for 2008, James' story is one of genius, tragedy and an overwhelming will to succeed.

James Toseland will be racing for Winston Ten Kate Honda in 2006 and has high hopes of replicating his Superbike World Championship victory. Ted Macaulay is one of the best known motor-racing journalists in the UK and his articles have appeared in almost all the national newspapers.