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Toseland crashes in Jerez test

James Toseland

Toseland crashes in Jerez

Briton James Toseland suffered concussion after crashing at Jerez during the final day of official testing before the 2009 MotoGP season.

Toseland had to be stretchered away from the crash and received medical attention at the side of the track.

He later got the all-clear at hospital and returned to the Jerez paddock.

"I am obviously delighted that James is going to be fit for the first race after another big crash today," said team boss Herve Poncharal.

"It is a real pity for him because he was really looking like his old self this weekend after the crash in Sepang and making some big progress with the bike and the tyres.

"I'm sure he will be ready and determined to give 100 per cent again in Qatar. All of us can't wait for the first race."

It is the second crash the Tech 3 Yamaha rider has had during testing for the new campaign after he also escaped uninjured when he came off in Malaysia.

That happened last month when Toseland crashed at the Sepang Circuit.

In Jerez, Toseland had been taking part in the showdown testing session with a BMW car up for grabs, a prize that was won by Ducati's Casey Stoner.

Toseland, the former World Superbikes Champion finished 11th in his MotoGP debut season last year.

The first race of the year is at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar over the weekend of 10-12 April.

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