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Elias enjoys Japanese stay

Elias enjoys Japanese stay

Toni Elias was one of the riders most deserving of a good rest following the intense A-Style Grand Prix of Japan last weekend at Motegi, where he produced one of his best performances of the year to take his second 2007 podium, despite still being hindered by his Assen injuries.

Toni Elias was one of the riders most deserving of a good rest following the intense A-Style Grand Prix of Japan last weekend at Motegi, where he produced one of his best performances of the year to take his second 2007 podium, despite still being hindered by his Assen injuries.

As he continues to recover from breaking a femur in that horror crash in the Netherlands, Elias celebrated his Twin Ring success with a couple of relaxing days in Tokyo.

On Monday the Gresini Honda rider spent some time in the Asakusa district of the city, where he visited the Senso temple, perused a local market and met up with Doctor Claudio Costa, the head of MotoGP's Clínica Mobile, who has helped him so much during his rehabilitation so far.

The following day Elias visited the Shoei factory, where his helmet suppliers produce their specialised protective equipment, and then moved on to the premises of YF Design – a firm which undertakes graphic design work on the helmets for a number of MotoGP riders.

Elias will continue with his rehabilitation process ahead of the next round of the season in Australia, with every race crucial to his MotoGP future, the 24 year-old having not yet announced his 2008 plans. He may remain with Gresini Honda, though a ride with Pramac d'Antin is also thought to be a possibility.

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MotoGP, 2007, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Toni Elias

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