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James Toseland has admitted he messed up this afternoon's wet qualifying at Donington Park and knows he has a struggle on his hands in the race tomorrow.
The reigning World Superbike Champion crashed twice during this afternoon's session, to add to the off he experienced this morning, and will start from 16th on the grid.
“Basically I made a mess of it. It was difficult conditions and the potential was there for a top six. Everything was going in the right direction but unfortunately I tried a few things that didn't work," he said. "Although sixth place was okay I felt like I was on the edge of the setting. I tried to change some things but we never really went in a positive direction.

"We were running out of time and put ourselves under pressure to get a lap in right at the end and I got on the throttle too early out of the last corner and high-sided myself. I got back on but it damaged the rear brake. I was going through Schwantz Curve and I think it engaged the rear brake and decided to chuck me off again. I think somebody was telling me they didn’t want me to do the lap.
I’ve got to look at the positives and if it all went well we’d have been in the top six. The problem is in this class if you don’t get it right you are 16th and I’m devastated that these conditions came in June in England.

"I was eighth yesterday but comfortable in the dry and another dry day I know I could have done a lot better. I had a lack of contact with the rear on the entry again and we really need to find this balance, especially at this track where there is so little grip.


"Unfortunately, with only one hour you don’t have the time to take a risk. Both my knees are a bit sore. In the crash this morning a handlebar hit me in the right knee and the second one this afternoon was in a fast place and it bashed me up a bit.

"It is going to be tough but my fans can be rest assured that I will still be giving it everything tomorrow."

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