Moto2 News - Honda Racing
Toni Elias extends his world championship lead with his fifth win of the season
Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) extended his world championship lead with his fifth win of the season in the red flag-interrupted Moto2 final, despite suffering from a fever and body pains that made the 35C heat unbearable and sapped his strength.
The first attempt to start the race ended with a pair of multi-rider crashes in turn two. The re-start would be 30 minutes later and Elias was ready.
Elias bolted into the lead from sixth on the grid, taking Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) and Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter) with him.