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Gresini Honda walking wounded look to Misano

Gresini Honda walking wounded look to Misano

After the Brno weekend saw Toni Elias make an incredible comeback to finish eleventh, while his Honda Gresini colleague Marco Melandri missed the Czech race due to a neck problem, both riders were looking forward to the next round of the season at Misano.

After the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky weekend saw Toni Elias make an incredible comeback from a broken femur at Assen to finish eleventh, while his Honda Gresini colleague Marco Melandri missed the Czech race due to a neck problem, both riders were looking forward to the next round of the season at Misano.

The visit to San Marino is considered a home Grand Prix for the Gresini team and they have been boosted by Elias amazing early comeback to finish just outside the top ten at Brno, while concerns remain for Melandri as to whether he will be fit for such an important race in less than a fortnight.

Following his heroic performance Elias commented: Im really, really tired! But Im satisfied because after the injury I had a target, which was to make the Brno race and finally I finished the race. Eleventh position is not bad for a comeback and Im happy but Im finished!

Meanwhile, explaining his frustration at missing out this weekend due to the discal hernia which prevented him from participating in the action, Melandri stated: Its not the best moment for me but I cant wait to see the specialist on Tuesday. I hope to able to recover in time before the Misano Grand Prix. On my performance I just want to be able to go there to ride very fast on my bike for the whole race. Its been pretty bad, I watched the guys on the track from the television and it was pretty strange for me.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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