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Elias upbeat about his comeback

Elias upbeat about his comeback

Elias upbeat about his comeback

Fortuna Yamaha rider Toni Elias will be back on track next week after a two-month lay off. The Spaniard suffered a heavy crash in a test session at le Mans and sustained multiple injuries, including a complicated fracture of the left wrist. He's now on his way back and says he's eager to resume his rookie campaign.

"I feel better and better, but I know that I won't be fully fit for Laguna Seca. My wrist still bothers me, but I'm really raring to go and race there," said Elias. "It will be very different from Catalunya, when I tried to ride despite the pain – this time it should be better, but I still need some time to fully recover."

"I started rehab and training on the second week after the injury and lately I did some supermoto training and I was able to some more specific work," he explained.

"On Thursday I went to see Dr Mir. My hand is healing well and the fracture is consolidating nicely. I'm happy to see everything going so smoothly, a scaphoid fracture can be a lot worse!"

Before his crash, Elias had an impressive start to his season, quickly adapting to his YZR-M1 Yamaha and scoring points on his first four MotoGP outings – including a top 10 finish in France.

"I hope I'll be back to the level I reached before my injury. It will tough for sure as I have missed the last three races and the other riders have continued progressing - but I'm very motivated. Staying at home, watching the races on TV - it really sucked! I work hard every day and I can't wait to get back on track."

MotoGP, 2005, Toni Elias

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