Toseland slams harsh penalty

James Toseland‘s race was over early after he faced a ride-through penalty early in the Australian Grand Prix.

The Monster Yamaha rider was deemed to of jumped the start, but disagrees with the stewards decision, “I’m really struggling to describe how I feel right now. All I can say is I feel the jump start decision was incredibly harsh and I am extremely disappointed. I have looked at the start on TV and I can’t see I’ve done anything wrong.”

Toseland went on to say although he was disappointed he was looking forward to Sepang and getting a good result in Malaysia.

“It is hard for me to take but I’ve got to try and put it behind me as soon as possible and aim for a strong result in Sepang next weekend. I was confident of a strong race today and I was latched onto the back of the group fighting for fifth. I felt my pace was strong enough to have put up a strong fight for a positive result, but the ride through ended all that. I want to thank all my guys at Monster Yamaha Tech 3 for all their hard work and effort this weekend. They have been brilliant as always and I’m not going to let this disappointment stop me from giving my all to finish this season on a high at the last two races.”

Toseland will be making the move to back to World Superbikes at the end of this season after a trying time in MotoGP.