James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1
Local hero James Toseland in first practise on Saturday negociating the Melbourne hairpin.
JT was doing very well early on in the race, way ahead of his team mate Colin Edwards at that stage. This got even better as first Elias, then Lorenzo and eventually Rossi fell, leaving JT circulating in 5th place. But The Doctor was closing again and on the very last corner of the last lap, JT was demoted to 6th. This is still his equal best result this year.