British rider and double World Superbike rider James Toseland has made a big impression since entering MotoGP. Toseland's 6th place in the MotoGP championship, tied for points with Loris Capirossi, achieved mostly at tracks he'd either never visited or never raced at before, has been a boost in the arm for a number of Superbike riders with aspirations of moving up to MotoGP, as it has disproved the idea that Superbike racing is not a viable route into the MotoGP series.
With Toseland's success comes increased public interest, which is good for both Toseland and for the sport. A reader was kind enough to point out that James Toseland was interviewed by BBC Radio's Simon Mayo, and that the interview was available as an MP3 download.
The interview has some interesting moments, although being aimed at a general audience, it does not contain anything that is likely to surprise hardcore MotoGP fans. But it was interesting to hear Toseland's perspective on the next few races, all at tracks that JT has not raced at, and at his approach to racing, and his lack of fear of crashing. A useful way of spending 19 minutes.
Thanks to Spudracer for pointing the podcast out to us.