LCR Honda press release
Elias Still Confident Despite A Tough Aragon GP Qualifying
Aragon, 17th September: after yesterday’s power blackout that suspended premier class riders work in the afternoon, MotoGP teams and riders had a longer free session (75 minutes) this morning at Aragon Motorland which hosts the second-last European round of the calendar. Despite several changes to his RCV the LCR Honda racer Toni Elias was not capable to find the correct pace at the track he likes very much ahead his national fans.
The Spaniard qualified 17th (1’51.073) in the afternoon 60-minute qualifying session chasing the correct overall package ahead tomorrow’s 23-lap race but front end issues affected the Moto2 World Champion performance.
Elias – 17th: “It was a very long day for everybody after yesterday’s session cancellation and we have tried many things to adjust the bike. We have started with front suspension options this morning and some front geometry changes but in this afternoon qualification I was missing drive out of the corners. Then the soft tyre did not last long and after two laps it was dropping too quick so I could not use the potential of Q tyres. Despite some small improvements we could not close the gap to the top ten riders but I am still confident ahead tomorrow. With some more changes in the warm up session and a good start I could get a top ten result”.