Difficult opening day for Elias: “Aragon is a marvellous track, but very tough”
The premier class second free practice session at Aragon racetrack was delayed and then cancelled due to several power shortages so LCR Honda racer Toni Elias and his colleagues could not join the 5.078km surface to proceed their machines adjustments.
This morning first outing was held in dry conditions with Pedrosa on the top of the time sheet (1’50.281) whilst Elias experienced his first run out on this track aboard his RCV posting the 16th lap time (1’53.440).
Toni Elias: “Aragon is a marvellous race track, but it’s very tough. It took me some laps to feel the bike on these elevation changes but I enjoyed this first run out. We have got some issues with the life of the soft rear tyre so we had to change with a harder one and this could be our tyre choice for the race because we noticed the tyres are dropping very quickly. The surface conditions were not excellent and we had a list of adjustments to try in the afternoon but due to this big power shortage we will have to start our setup work tomorrow.”
Source: LCR Honda