Elias to replace Barbera again for Czech Grand Prix
Without a rest after a gruelling weekend in Indianapolis the Pramac Racing Team heads straight back across the Atlantic. The team will begin preparations for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic at the Brno circuit this weekend. The Pramac Racing Team has confirmed that Toni Elias will once again substitute for Héctor Barberà, who sustained fractured vertebrae in a crash during the first free practice session at Indy.
For Toni the Czech track is a special place: in 2008 for example he was able to achieve a great second place aboard the Ducati Pramac after a thrilling race. All the conditions are there for a positive weekend, also thanks to the improved feeling of Elias riding the White and Green Ducati after the two American rounds.
Toni Elias I’m really excited about going to the Czech Republic with the Pramac Racing Team and I feel very honoured to be confirmed as a replacement for this 12th round of the season. I will stand in with the Green Energy Team for the third time and my feeling, both with the bike and the team, is increasing a lot compared to the Laguna Seca race. Brno is one of my favourite tracks, because its technical and fast and these features allow riders to get the full potential of their bike. I have great memories here in Brno and they are a big stimulus to get a good result also this year.
Source: Pramac Racing Press Release