Newly crowned Moto2 world champion Toni Elias was left 17th and last on his return to MotoGP, during testing at Valencia this week for the LCR Honda team.

"I was very excited to be back on a MotoGP machine. I missed the power and the sound of this bike, but I have decided to take my time to adapt to the new machine and the new Team," said the Spaniard.

"This RCV is different and I need more track time to find the right feeling.

"I feel a bit tired because this bike is physically demanding compared to the Moto2.

"In the winter break I will train more to reinforce my muscles. However today I felt more easy-going but I am still looking for the best base set up for me.

"My main issue was the bike balance so I could not push as I would like but I am not worried about it. I have got a lot of experience on these bikes and I know it takes time to adapt.

"The best way to improve my feeling on this machine is to work hard together with the Team".