Toni Elías expects to discover more about his future next week, as he weighs up offers from Moto2 teams for the 2010 season.
Having spent five seasons in MotoGP, the 26 year-old has now decided to pursue the next chapter of his career in the new Moto2 category which debuts next year. Although his destination is still not confirmed, Elías looked ahead to the new campaign with motogp.com.
“I am very excited and eager,” Elías explained. “At the moment I have various offers that I am evaluating, and I expect to hear soon from Fausto Gresini, who is looking for a main sponsor for his Moto2 project. Next week things will be clearer, and since we’re in December I’d like to settle the issue and know which team I will be racing for in 2010.”
The prospect of a new challenge in a debuting class is one which inspires Elías. He continued: “In the Moto2 category everything will be new to me, and I will be able to develop a chassis along with the team. This was not possible in MotoGP and it motivates me a lot. I want to do well and enjoy riding the bike, but this won’t be easy given the number and quality of riders and teams who will be competing. I promise there will be a fight!”
Next up for Elías is a minor operation to remove a piece of bone from his right elbow, the result of an injury sustained in a crash at Donington this year. A short recovery period will be followed by the start of pre-season fitness training on January 2.
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