MotoGP » Toni Elias starts WSBK test

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Magician - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 3:11 PM

But don't they have a control tyre in WSBK too ? That's Toni's problem, he needs a particular front tyre to suite his-all-front-end style, and the MotoGP tyre just doesn't. Can't see him being much better off on a superbike if that is the case.

TDS - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 3:17 PM

No idea why Elias didn't just stay in Moto2! He had apparantley said he would get nowhere in MotoGP with the tyres he has to use. Shame really!

some1 - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 3:44 PM

Elias trying running away from his fate. His best bike was Ducati. BMW will only get him suffer more than he currently had. Pramac could use him to replace Capirossi. Ducati is the bike like to be abused and Elias is kinda rider like to abuse his bike. So, they are made to match each other. He might shine a bit like Checa on Ducati.

pp916 - Unregistered

September 14, 2011 4:28 PM

As usual one day on a bike that's totally alien to him.....weight, chassis stiffness, tyres (Pirelli in lieu of Bridgestone), power delivery/torque, electronics, brakes (steel in lieu of carbon) etc, etc and already he's being written off by the experts on about giving the guy a chance, its not as if his talent disappeared overnight he's a reigning world champion FFS! It was a foregone that he wouldn't do anything back in Motogp due to his unique riding style, which he seems incapable of changing enough to make it work, being at odds with the spec tyre.....there's always the chance that the softer sidewall Pirelli's in WSB will suit him, worth a shot, he can't be in a worse place than he is now.

More telling perhaps is the fact that he's already faster than Vermulen.....

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