MotoGP » Toni Elias gets Pramac Ducati call

Toni Elias to replace injured Hector Barbera at US MotoGP

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mike hunt - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 4:39 PM

Why not? look how he rode in the 990 era. the 800s and the tyres didnt suit his style. Look what the new more forgiving tyres and gruntier engines have done for Crutchlow. Maybe, just maybe it might pay off....

Oli - Unregistered

July 24, 2012 5:22 PM

5 pages of people mostly slagging Toni Elias off.

Well how many Grand Prix world championships have you lot won? How many times have you beaten Valentino Rossi in a straight fight?

No, Elias won't set the world alight, but most of you need to show some respect. There's no shame in being an "average MotoGP rider".

In the circumstances, bringing young talent through is not an option, because all the really talented kids have contracts and priorities in other classes.

Toni will do the bike more justice than anyone else currently available, so it's a wise choice.


M1M - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 1:03 AM

Good to see that there ARE quite a few, (RSMick, Liam48 and others), who know what the problem was for Elias on the LCR Honda and who realise that as this year's Bridgestones' construction and compounds are different he might find them more suited to his unusual style. Elias did a remarkable job on a satellite Ducati before as well as being one of a small elite to win a MotoGP race in the dry - and on a satellite bike.


July 26, 2012 5:44 AM

Casey Stoner would be leading the world championship this year if he were still on an 800cc RC212 w/ last years rubber. @pcxmac

If? If?

What ifs doesnt cut the mustard in this world...

Water under the bridge and moving on does.

Marc - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 4:07 PM

Pramac should have gone with an American for the American rounds then used an Italian (due to Italian bike) for the remaining rounds until their main rider returned. Is Pramac a spanish team running an Italian bike?

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