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Elias keeps Gresini in contention

The San Carlo Honda Gresini team continued to make its presence felt in the upper echelons of the MotoGP timesheets as Toni Elias pumped in the sixth quickest lap time on the second day of test action.

Building on his impressive showing aboard the factory specification RC212V yesterday, although Elias was no longer the best of the Honda riders today, he remained the quickest satellite representative, just eight tenths behind Casey Stoner.

Completing 51 laps and lowering his best time by a further half-second, Elias was 'satisfied' with performance, even if he admits there is still work to be done on the set-up.

“I am satisfied with this second day. I still have to learn the bike but in general I am happy with the package that we have at our disposal. We have continued to work on bike set-up and on tyres in order to find the best compromise with the bike.”

On the other side of the garage, Alex de Angelis crept towards the top ten with the 12th quickest time, although he remained 1.5secs down on new team-mate Elias.

“At the end of the day, the feelings have been decidedly positive. After having worked with the team and having tried various solutions it seems that we have taken the right road. Sure there is much more work to do but the my pace has improved.

“I am still finding it hard to ride as I would like and this has slowed my lap time. On the long straights of this circuit the bike is very fast, while we miss a bit of power at low revs.”


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