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Elias wins ‘first battle' upon MotoGP comeback

Elias wins ‘first battle' upon MotoGP comeback

After three races on the sidelines with a broken femur, Toni Elias made his return to action today at Brno, albeit at a self-confessed 60% of his full potential.

After three races on the sidelines with a broken femur, Toni Elias made his return to action today at Brno, albeit at a self-confessed 60% of his full potential.

The Spaniard has been undertaking an intense rehabilitation schedule, one which has allowed him to make a comeback just 51 days after suffering his injury in a crash at Assen. Elias undertook 35 laps of the Brno circuit, although still taking baby steps as he gets to grips with the circuit.

"I'm obviously not at 100%, probably only 60%, but I'm really motivated. This is a kind of test for me and I rode in the morning and afternoon without really pushing. It went better than I expected. This is a physically demanding circuit because there are so many changes in direction," he explained after the second session."

"My leg is really sore but I'm riding with a special protector which is elastic on the inside and carbon on the outside. I'm also adapting to the changes to the bike - we've got a new frame, new exhaust and some engine updates. I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend now. I've won my first battle, which was to get back on the bike here at Brno."

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MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Toni Elias

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