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Third And Last Day For Toni Elias At Sepang - November 17th 2006


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    Third and last day of testing for the Motogp riders at Sepang. The Spaniard Toni Elias worked hard the whole day completing 67 laps, including 18 on wet conditions.

    The Gresini Honda rider didn't make many changes at the set up in order to better understand the behaviour of the new bike with Bridgestone tyres. Together with the tyre engineers, Toni tested several front tyres.

    Elias took to the wet track late afternoon and was impressed with the performance of the Bridgestone rain tyres. Toni completed 18-laps in the rain before calling an end to the three day test.

    Toni Elias ( 2'03.505 - 49 laps on dry conditions, 18 laps on wet): "I like the machine the seating position makes it easier to ride than the 990cc. I am very satisfied with the chassis although we didn't work on that too much today apart from trying different rear shock and various suspension settings. We also changed the gearbox overnight because we were to close to the ratios we used on the 990cc machine. In the afternoon I concentrated on testing for Bridgestone and tried many different constructions and compounds. The Bridgestone's are good in the wet and I did 18-laps in the rain and found a front tyre I really liked it gave me a good feeling with the wet track. I am getting more comfortable on the bike, not 100% yet but at the January test I'm sure we will finalise the base set up we need to make the bike perform the way we want it."