Elias continues to struggle on opening day of French GP
The MotoGP World Championship continues its swing through the European heart of the schedule with a stop at the famous “24 Heures circuit du Mans” in the Sarthe region of France for the opening day of the fourth round of the season. Spring temperatures of 24 degrees welcomed the premier class riders at the 4.158 km race track with Stoner on the top of the time sheet with a best lap time of 1’33.782.
Despite the good weather, the opening day of Grand Prix of France was not positive for LCR Honda MotoGP racer Toni Elias who came here with high motivation here after some small improvements in the last test session in Estoril but could not make the most of his RCV ending the day in 16th position (1’36.304).
Toni Elias: “Honestly I was expecting a different result. After the small adjustments we made in Portugal I was confident to set a good pace on this track because I like its stop-and-go nature but with this overall package I could not lap as I would like. We are still struggling with rear traction control and we must concentrate on honing our machine stability during braking, as well as improving the rear feeling for the numerous hairpin exits”.
Source: LCR Honda