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James Toseland and SBK-07

Basingstoke, England - 29th June 2007 - Koch Media and Black Bean are proud to announce the SBK-07: Superbike World Championship videogame has been chosen by James Toseland to practice the tracks of the SBK championship.

James Toseland, World Superbike Champion at just 23 years old, has rocketed into a league of biking legends, following in the footsteps of Carl Fogarty, Troy Bayliss and Neil Hodgson.

Despite his relative youth, The Sheffield-born rider has more racing experience under his leathers than some of the series' other veterans. Early competition in trials and motocross awarded him an impressive haul of trophies and ultimately laid the foundations of a promising career in road racing.

James Toseland is currently first in the World Superbike Championship, with a total of 237 points.

"I play the SBK-07 game with some of the other riders during race weekends. It's surprisingly realistic and you can really get a feel for the layout and speed of the circuits. It's not only a good way to prepare for the races, but it's a great way to relax at the end of a tough day. I'd recommend the game to any budding racers out there!" commented James Toseland

"This news made us all proud of the work spent in the latest 2 years. Both Black Bean and Milestone are very pleased with this exciting news that confirms, again, our commitment to deliver not only the best arcade experience but also an attention to detail simulation" commented Chris Mehers, MD of Black Bean Games.

SBK-07 is available on PS2 and PSP at SRP of 29.99 pounds.

About Koch Media UK - Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit

About Black Bean Games -

Black Bean is the games publishing label of Lago Srl, part of the Leader Group. Leader SpA founded in 1984 is the leading independent distributor in Italy working with some of the biggest names in global publishing. With offices situated in Gazzada (Varese) 30 miles north of Milan and in the UK Black Bean's philosophy is to focus on a wide range of genres including racing, strategy and simulation. Black Bean has distribution partners covering all major territories in Europe and other PAL territories including Australia and South Africa. More information and news can be found at

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