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Elias looking to turn around "difficult" season

Elias looking to turn around 'difficult' season

Elias looking to turn around "difficult" season

Although Fausto Gresini this week confirmed the continuation of Marco Melandri's presence in his MotoGP team, Toni Elias' future is still up in the air. The Spaniard has had a season of highs and lows, having attracted attention back at Jerez as part of the infamous first corner collision with Valentino Rossi and more recently a sixth place at Motegi. With two races to go, Elias will want to demonstrate his potential to his current team and any potential suitors for 2007.

Portugal is a track that Elias approaches with positivity, as he is a fan of the circuit and expects to do well.

"Together with the team we're doing a really good job now and we take another step forward every time. A second row start and sixth place in the race in Japan mean I can look forward to the next round with optimism. I'm determined to turn this difficult season around and I hope things can go well from the start at Estoril. I like the track, especially the uphill chicane, which is the distinctive section of the track – a really slow but technical ‘S', probably the slowest on the calendar. The straight, which is almost a kilometre long, is fast and is followed by really hard braking into turn 1 whilst the last corner is also quite fast and is crucial to a good lap time."


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