It really seems like a piece of news/gossip more up TMZs or Perez Hilton’s alley than ours, but former two time Superbike champion James Toseland has announced his engagement to singer-songwriter Katie Melua via his Facebook page.
Hey everyone, I’ve got some happy news to share with you, I asked Katie to marry me and she said Yes! As you can imagine, I am a very happy man right now :)Melua and Toseland started dating last April, but revealed their relationship to the public last July and she saw him race for the first time during the Silverstone round.
“Giacomino” (little James) as he’s be fondly nicknamed by his Italian fans, announced his retirement from racing last September following his career stopping wrist injury that he sustained at Aragon while testing for BMW Italia.
Toseland seems to have picked up a singing contract by a record company and in his spare time is helping World Superstock rider Sylvain Barrier prepare for the 2012 season.