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Elias under the weather.

Toni Elias claimed the seventh fastest Friday practice time at the Sachsenring, despite feeling less than 100 per cent.

“I'm struggling a little bit here with a stomach problem and some 'flu symptoms – but don't worry, it's not swine 'flu!” said the San Carlo Honda Gresini rider. “It was quite a good session today because we were able to get a feel for the conditions in the wet and then work on the bike in the dry.

“We were pretty good in both conditions and even though I finished up in seventh place the gap to the top is only 0.5 seconds and with the way I'm feeling today that is not much. I have to be happy with the way things have started here.”

Tagged as: Honda , Toni Elias , Sachsenring

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Rasjudah - Unregistered

July 17, 2009 6:39 PM

Tony Elias you are not fooling anyone!! We know what time it is "CONTRACT TIME" He figures if Casey had some flu like illness it he might as as well pile it on his excuses just incase he does poorly shameful i tell you shameful. PS. just joking lol though i wonder about what part mmh!

Dairy Caramel Xpeleta - Unregistered

July 17, 2009 9:10 PM

HAHA one reason to love Toni - Every year at contract time he always seems to step up his game and just about scrape his way back into the grid for the next year. 2006 - Dosnt do anything special all year then beats rossi at estoril basically setting honda up to win the championship. 2007 - Gets a podium towards the end of the season 2008 - Many belive he is on his way to WSBK then he gets 2 podiums at BRNO and Misano. Securing him a factory Honda for 2009. 2009 - ???? Who knows what he has planned this year to get a 2010 seat, only time will tell.

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