Elias disappointed with qualifying result
LCR Honda MotoGP rider Toni Elias qualified 14th (1’44.510) in a tough qualifying 60-minute session at Montmeló circuit in readiness for tomorrow’s 25-lap Catalunya GP that gets underway at 14:00 local time. The Spaniard spent the majority of a closely contested qualifying session at his home race track concentrating on improving LCR RCV traction control.
After yesterdays opening day, Elias made several set-up changes testing the 2011 updated chassis but he wasn’t able to build a useful result in the afternoon session. LCR crew is working on machine adjustments to give the Moto2 reigning World Champion more confidence in the undulating and fast curves of the Catalan circuit ahead tomorrow’s fifth round.
Toni Elias: “This morning we fit the new 2011 chassis which was a little improvement for me on front feeling and rear traction out of the corners but it was not the solution of our issues. We are still working all together to increase our pace but I can not feel the bike: I miss braking stability and grip on the maximum angle. This is a difficult situation for everybody in the Team because we have got the potential to finish in the top ten. Want to thank all my fans here because they are so warm and I was very surprised”.
Source: LCR Honda