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ELIAS LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK AT ASSEN Toni Elias heads to Holland this weekend looking to recover from back-to-back disappointments at Mugello and Silverstone, where fifth and tenth place finishes did not accurately reflect the true potential of...

ELIAS LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK AT ASSEN

Toni Elias heads to Holland this weekend looking to recover from back-to-back disappointments at Mugello and Silverstone, where fifth and tenth place finishes did not accurately reflect the true potential of the rider and the team. They head to Assen for this Saturday's race looking to rediscover the form they showed at the start of this season with the determination and conviction that they can do so.

Toni Elias "At Assen we have to find our form again and try to work out what it is that isn't working for us at the moment and what we need to do to return to the form we showed at the start of the year. I'm struggling for confidence with the bike and we have to work hard to get back up there again. I have complete faith in the team and I am sure that we will manage it because we have been in difficult situations before and always found a way out. Assen is a circuit I like, I had a good race there last year and I'm determined to make up for a dreadful result at Silverstone. I am still leading the championship, which is important, but the main objective right now is to start winning again."

Vladimir Ivanov "At Silverstone I finished in the top twenty for the first time, which was an important result for me and I want to build on it. At Assen I hope I can take another step forward and challenge for my first points. I know that it is an objective that is within my reach with determination and I will be doing my best."

Fausto Gresini "We have to bounce back from the races at Silverstone and Mugello and try to come away from this one with a good result. Toni produced a great race at Assen last year so I hope he can repeat that in Moto2 and make up for a difficult British Grand Prix. We will work as hard as always and I'm sure with Toni's help we will come through a difficult period, which can often happen in racing. I am confident that we'll be back amongst the frontrunners in Moto2 at Assen."

-source: gresini racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Vladimir Ivanov