MotoGP » Toni Elias completes WSBK test

MotoGP race winner Toni Elias finishes two-day test for BMW Italia at Misano.

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pp916 - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 11:20 AM

Hmmmmmmm, given his pedigree there must be some disappointment he's not made much of an improvement on day 2 and that he's not closer to Badovini. But a lot to take in during a short test on a particularly fickle bike.

Wonder where he goes from here?

bigus dicus - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 11:57 AM

well on a no pressure run out on the beemer ,you might have expected him to have a bit of fun and chuck in a half decent lap,the only eyebrow raising thing here after 2 days, is the slow laptime

cpwmonkey - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 1:17 PM

It's not easy jumping from one series to another, but recent history shows the best excel here. Think Simoncelli at Monza - podium first weekend riding the bike. Rossi testing the R1 at Misano after breaking his leg - his lap time was faster than Cal & James had done during the race weekend. That Toni is so far behind Bandovini (despite his favourable body dimensions) shows he's not in the same league as Vale & Marco.


September 15, 2011 2:32 PM

Cpwmonkey, I agree completely.

No-one said it was easy but it shows the class of some riders to be able to get on a bike and be instantly fast.
Actually, be instantly on the pace of the bike is more accurate (before people talk about the death warrant of the Ducati MotoGP 800cc bike and Melandri, Rossi, Capirossi, etc etc)

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