Elias Takes Tough 8Th Finish At “The Island” GP
Phillip Island, 16 October: In a tough 25-lap race LCR Honda MotoGP racer Toni Elias finished 8th in today’s Australian Grand Prix at cloudy and cold Phillip Island which was Stoner clinching the 2011 World Title ahead his national fans. The notorious unpredictable Island weather changed again during the premier class race with four riders crashing out in the last part when a rain shower hit the 4448km ocean track.
The Spaniard riding the LCR RC212V went through a tough weekend trying to fix his rear traction problems but today’s lower track temperatures affected his performance. Elias suffered edge grip issues from the beginning but manages to finish the Grand Prix in theTop-10.
Elias – 8th: “This was a difficult race for us because the weather was pretty bad and in these conditions we always suffer very much. I can not warm up the rear tyre properly and since the beginning of the race I have suffered edge grip issues. We have been lucky because some riders crashed out in the last part of the race and we could finish in the top ten. Hopefully we can adjust the bike for next race in Sepang where the temperature is totally different”.