Elias lucky to escape injury in test crash, but happy with further improvements
Following on from the action of yesterday’s Brno GP, some of the premier class riders and teams spent one more day at the Czech circuit for one day of testing. The testing session has started at 10 am proceeding until 6 pm under sunny skies and yesterday’s GP winner Stoner topped the timesheets with a best lap time of 1’56.168 aboard the 1000cc.
LCR Honda MotoGP rider Toni Elias circulated the 5.403km circuit 56 times today aboard his RC212V posting the 9th lap time of the day(1’57.903). The Spaniard, who has gained the 11th position in yesterday 22-lap race, has proceeded his adjustment work trying to fix his front end issues and, despite an awful crash from which he luckily escaped unhurt, Elias feels more confident ahead next US GP at Indianapolis circuit on the 28th of August.
Toni Elias: “Apart from the bad crash I am quite satisfied about this test session and about my lap time. We have mainly tried to fix our front end issues: some changes did not work but with small adjustments on the front geometry I could improve my feeling on the bike acquiring more corner speed. After lunch I was going for another long run and I probably pushed too hard crashing heavily in the gravel. The bike hit my right leg and I thought my feet was injured but the x-ray has ruled out the damage. After that I was a bit dazed and I have preferred to remain in the garage for the rest of the session. Anyway I think we took another step forward ahead the next race in Indianapolis”.
Source: LCR Honda