Toni Elias says it is his intention to return to MotoGP in 2011, regardless of whether he wraps up the Moto2 championship he is currently fronting.

Despite finishing a solid seventh in the 2009 MotoGP standings, Elias found himself out with a ride for this season, the Spaniard instead opting to join the inaugural Moto2 series as arguably its highest-profile entrant.

Not surprisingly, Elias has been the rider to beat on his Gresini Moriwaki so far this year, the 27-year-old winning on two occasions already, while he has finished inside the top five in all but a single race so far.

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However, while his current lead of 17 points at the top of the table puts him well on the way towards becoming the first-ever Moto2 title winner, Elias is hoping he already proven he deserves to back in MotoGP.

"I will wait to see what arrives," he told "I am only thinking about a return to MotoGP for 2011 because I only want to stay in Moto2 for this year. If I am World Champion or not I would like to be in MotoGP for 2011."

His comments comes as former Gresini Honda MotoGP team-mate Alex de Angelis embarks on his return to competition this weekend aboard the Interwetten Honda.

"Last year he [Alex] was my team-mate and we had a good relationship. I don't like the bad luck he has had this year with the bike and the crashes, sometimes it's not been his fault and I think it's good he has the opportunity to get back into MotoGP. I wish him all the best."