Elias back at one of his favourite tracks with small improvements in afternoon session
The LCR Honda MotoGP Team was back to work this week in the Czech Grand Prix at Brno after a well-earned summer break and today’s first free practice was held in partly sunny conditions with Pedrosa on the top of the timesheet.
LCR Honda MotoGP RC212V racer Toni Elias is hopeful that his win last year in the Moto2 race in Brno and two premier class podiums in 2008 and 2009 will be an omen of better times ahead. The Spaniard has found the transition back to the premier class to be challenging but the team has been behind him 100% and continues to try to find solutions to the problems he’s had getting heat into the rear tyre. Elias has posted the 18th lap time of the day (1’59.157).
Toni Elias: “Well… after the summer break I am happy to ride here in Brno. It’s one of my favourite race tracks and in 2008 and 2009 I experienced the podium in the major class. Unfortunately we have started the week end with the same issues but we had some small improvements in the afternoon session. Now we must work on that to take another step forward ahead the qualifying session. Despite this difficult situation I am very motivated and the team is doing a good job to help me”.
Source: LCR Honda