MotoGP » Toni Elias gets Pramac Ducati call

Toni Elias to replace injured Hector Barbera at US MotoGP

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chris odonnell

July 24, 2012 11:09 AM

Lets see now....who has won a dry race in the motogp era? Only 15 riders in 11 years!!!(according to my count - might have missed one)


The list is short but notice the last name.

Yes the muppets are out early this morning! lol

Go Toni!


July 24, 2012 11:12 AM
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2007 Gresini switched to Bridgestone from Michelin and Elias gets a 2nd and a 3rd.
2008 On Alice Ducati (Pramac) on Bridgestone Elias gets a 2nd and a 3rd. Ducati also slow the level of support after his second podium.
Bridgestone were making a special soft tyre which he used to heat up quickly and maintain high grip levels as he pushed the front.
2009 Back to Gresini on factory spec Honda and Bridgestone control tyre begins, still gets a 3rd. Bridgestone announce at the beginning of the year that Elias will suffer due to them removing that front as an option.


July 24, 2012 11:17 AM

Yes Chris he won a race. That's one win out of almost 100 starts. Not exactly a startling record.

It's very hard to find at short notice a rider without contractual obligations who is race fit and willing to ride. Which is probably the only reason Elias got the ride.

Mike - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 11:47 AM

regarding Elias having 1 win in gp racing, the same could be said of dovizioso,who is at the moment the 4th best of the current lineup in motogp.

Mike - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 11:51 AM

regarding Elias having 1 win in gp racing, the same could be said of dovizioso,who is at the moment the 4th best performer of the current lineup in motogp.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 12:13 PM

I dunno what to say really.. This guy Toni allready make some beautifull things him Motogp with bikes more stronger then 800cc.. But he on the honda 800cc loocks like one rider that dont have any idea what is doing, make me thingh that LCR Team are a bunch of Noobs.. But this year Bradl is changing my mind for the LCR tEam but Elias is going down.. I dunno 4sure this place was a waste of time for any rider, no rider will join the Ducati and win or make some amyzing race without expirience.. But was expecting other rider to be honest..


July 24, 2012 12:48 PM

The uneducated numpties are back out in force, it really baffles me out idiotic some people are on this site, it's like they have only seen one season of racing such as the 1st comment. "Waste of a ride" get a grip of yourself!

I have followed Elias very closely since 2001 & he has always been one of my favourite riders in any class and for all those who didn't see 2008 he was the only Ducati rider other than Casey to score podiums, also I remember Indy 2008, he was one of the quickest all weekend until the qualifyers were used and it rained on Sunday, he was so quick he could have had another podium that weekend, he is also a world champion and one of the very few riders to win races in four GP classes.

Go on Toni, I hope the newer tires are better for you, have a great weekend.


July 24, 2012 12:56 PM

I'm going to add to that comment!

... in 2009 the tires in MotoGP were softer and a lot easier to get up to temperature and where did he end up in the championship? 7th and in the later races he was battling a lot of the top riders for a while. In 2011 by the time he came back to MotoGP the tires were a lot harder and he couldn't get them up to temperature due to his SIZE and riding style which couldn't generate the heat in the tires to push to the maximum. Now the 2012 tires are a lot more like the 2009 ones which are easier to get up to temperature, I still think he'll beat Abraham, maybe you 1 season fans should go look up your history!

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