Toni Elias To Make AFT Debut At Perris

Cycle News Staff | September 29, 2017

Toni Elias To Make AFT Debut At Perris – Toni Elias, the recently crowned 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion and former Moto2 World Champion, will make his American Flat Track debut at the Cycle Gear AFT Finals, presented by Indian Motorcycles, at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, October 7.

Toni Elias To Make AFT Debut At Perris

Toni Elias To Make AFT Debut At Perris
Toni Elias will compete in the Singles class at the AFT Finals next week at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. Photo: Andrea Wilson.

Elias, of the Yoshimura Suzuki Team, is no stranger to flat track racing but will have his hands full when he goes up against the top U.S. riders in the AFT Singles class.

“I feel a lot of motivation because this is something new for me, because it will be bigger than Las Vegas Superprestigio and bigger than the Barcelona race,” Elias said. “I learned a lot in Vegas which helped me a lot for the two editions I raced in Barcelona. Every year we are improving, learning new things and I think this will be a good way to improve more, to continue learning and to prepare for Barcelona this year. And also, to enjoy a little bit now that we are in the off season.”

“Obviously, Toni enjoys the flat track experience, and is excited about the opportunity to race the Perris Finale,” said Don Sakakura, Senior Vice President of Yoshimura R&D of America. “Yoshimura will support Toni for this event, and we are all looking forward to the new experience!”

Elias will ride a specially prepped Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450.

Toni Elias To Make AFT Debut At Perris

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