Honda LCR's Toni Elias was lucky to escape injury when he was hit by his bike after a big crash during Monday's test at Brno.
The reigning Moto2 champion, who has struggled to get to grips with the 2011 RC212V, slashed one-second from his best race lap before the accident brought an early end to his test.
“Apart from the bad crash I am quite satisfied about this test session and about my lap time," said Toni, whose best lap was 1.2sec behind the fastest 800cc test lap by reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo.
"We have mainly tried to fix our front end issues: some changes did not work but with small adjustments on the front geometry I could improve my feeling on the bike acquiring more corner speed.
"After lunch I was going for another long run and I probably pushed too hard crashing heavily in the gravel," he explained. "The bike hit my right leg and I thought my feet were injured but the x-ray has ruled out the damage.
"After that I was a bit dazed and I have preferred to remain in the garage for the rest of the session. Anyway I think we took another step forward ahead the next race in Indianapolis”.
Elias is 13th in the world championship after eleven of 18 rounds.