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Elías takes positives from Assen top-ten result

Elías takes positives from Assen top-ten result

The LCR Honda rider finished tenth from 16th on the grid at the Iveco TT Assen on Saturday.

In Friday’s tough qualifying session Elías was not able to make the most of the softer rear tyre, qualifying 16th on the grid, but the Spaniard made another strong start from the last row and despite the slippery conditions of the Dutch asphalt the Moto2 World Champion kept his steady rhythm until the end of the race. Now Elías and his squad will move on directly to Italy for the crowded Mugello GP this weekend.

Toni Elías:
“As I said many times already this is not the position I was dreaming of, but considering the rear grip issues and these difficult asphalt conditions I am very satisfied about this race. I took another good start from the last row finishing the first lap in 9th position. Suddenly Abraham crashed in front of me and I risked crashing into him, so I lost a couple of seconds there. If the race would have been wet I could have fought for a better position but I cannot complain now. We still have many things to adjust in the dry and we will see what the weather is going to be in Mugello.”

LCR Honda press release

MotoGP, 2011, IVECO TT ASSEN, Toni Elias, LCR Honda MotoGP

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