Elias recovers from early run-off to take top ten finish with last corner pass
Blusens Avintia rider Toni Elias did a good comeback at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. Despite a race start in which he gained a position on the first lap, he lost places due to a run off on the third lap and from the 20th position he had to move up reaching in the end the group of riders that were fighting for the top ten.
On the last turns Toni caught Di Meglio, who was tenth, and in the last lap Elías fought and achieved the tenth position, braking as he knows and overtaking the French rider some meters before the finish line.
24 Toni Elías (10th, +19.696): We should be satisfied with the result and the work done. We are not happy, but we can consider it a good result after all the weekend. We had several problems with the front and it was very uncomfortable for me. We have worked well, we managed to have good traction and at many points we could ride quickly, but we have to improve. I started well but on Turn 1 I made contact with a rider and then I had to fight in a very difficult group. In the end I have recovered well and we have reached tenth position. We have improved in relation to Qatar and I am sure in Jerez we will advance more.
Source: Avintia Racing Press Release