Monster Yamaha's James Toseland reckons he cannot see where MotoGP officials deemed him to have jumped the start in today's Phillip Island round, branding their decision to give him a ride through penalty as harsh.
The Yorkshireman had to come into the pits with only ten laps gone and rode up pitlane shaking his head and waving at his team and officials as if to say he hadn't done anything wrong.
“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," said Toseland.
"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 hav e 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.”
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