MotoGP » Elias keeps Pramac ride for Brno


Toni Elias continues at Pramac after further injuries for Hector Barbera at Indianapolis.

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Matt - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 11:25 AM

Waste, had two chances, still hasn't shone. Get someone else on the bike, they might do any better, but can' do much worse really. Use their reserve rider, otherwise why have him

J - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 11:44 AM

Hey do not be so quick to write him off. If there is one thing we all know about Toni is that when contracts are on the line and he is about to get fired he puts in an amazing ride!!!
When he won in 2006 at Estoril, Gresini had basically said they were done with Toni and then BAM!!! he wins a race and they resigned him. When he got his podium for Pramac was the same deal...they were pretty much done with Elias then BAM!!! at Brno he pulled off a podium out of the blue!!
So hey you never know he is desparate to get a ride for next year he may pull something out!!!!
That would be crazy if he podiums... would sure put a question mark on Vale's motivation. Anyway hope he does well.

diplomatic - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 12:01 PM

Can understand it little as there're many others who can perform better on this bike. I'm not rulling out Elias as he has the talent but on different tyres than Bridgestones are currently. Also Ducati isn't any advantage but he can bypass it easly on different tyres. With that in mind they should hire somebody who likes theese Bridgestones.

Anon - Unregistered

August 22, 2012 12:20 PM

Moto GP seems to have a 'death' wish at the moment. No 2nd factory bike and 2 wasted Ducati seats for Elias and Abraham at Brno. Does NOT make for exciting racing!

Ben1

August 22, 2012 12:31 PM

He's lucky, visions of him anywhere near the podium are funny, he could be happy if he finishes in the top 10. He's only good for the CRTs, they look fast compared to his pace.

kinmad4it

August 22, 2012 1:18 PM

I was dead against Elias getting the ride then realised.
Who else is there with experience of the Bridgestones, experience of the Ducati, knows the tracks and is currently available?
Very short list of candidates when you take all that into consideration.
Any talented young hungry rider will more than likely be heavily involved in their own respective championship and wont be willing to risk injury or missing out on points just for a one off ride that wont do them any favours.

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