Frustrating day for Elias as he continues to struggle with the same problems
The premier class riders are back on track for the first of four races in Spain and at one of the highlight venues of the season in Jerez de la Frontera. LCR Honda MotoGP Team racer Toni Elias returns to the track where he took the first of the seven wins that carried him to the inaugural Moto2 World Championship in 2010. Sunny skies and air temperature of 28 degrees have welcomed the 800cc riders today for both free practice sessions but the Iberian racer is still struggling to find his pace aboard the RC212V.
The race will give Elias a chance to re-start his championship season, which began with a crash in the opening race in Qatar, but at the moment the Spaniard does not feel much better posting the 17th lap time of the day.
Toni Elias – 17th – 1’42.690
“In Qatar I was trying to override a bike which hadn’t been fully developed and I crashed. That accident provided a valuable lesson and I came here with high motivation because I like this track and the atmosphere. But at the moment we have got the same issues… I can not load the rear and I do not feel comfortable especially in the middle of the corner. I can not lap in these conditions and it’s very frustrating. The only thing we can do is to keep on working to find a solution…”
Source: LCR Honda