Toni Elias Seeks New Top Ten Finish
Tony Elias didn't have a great season so far, with only 91 points gained in 16 races. His personal bests include a 2nd place finish but no victories or pole-positions. He debuted in MotoGP in 2005 riding a Yamaha and moved to Honda after only one year. Elias is currently riding a Ducati but will sign a contract with San Carlo Honda Gresini at the end of this season.
"I want to enter the top ten in the riders' world standing. It wouldn't be a great goal if we were at the beginning of the season, but for how things went this year I would be satisfied. Surely the three riders that are in the battle will do their best as well and it will not be so easy. I always liked this track and I hope to give to my team a good result. They deserve it for all the hard work done during this long season," Toni Elias explained.
The team's technical director Fabiano Sterlacchini shared the same thoughts with Tony Elias and admitted that everybody's expecting a fine performance from both the Spanish and the French riders.
"The Sepang circuit should be good for the technical characteristic of our bike as the Ducati has always stepped on the podium here since 2005. In addition Toni has reached some good results in Malaysia and for this motive we are trustful for this next MotoGP round. Sylvain will not be at his best after the fracture at his left shoulder blade, but he will give all he has to end in the best way the season. I expect a lot from him in these last two races,” Sterlacchini concluded.