Toni Elias was the first ever Moto2 champion in the year 2010.  This achievement of his earned him a ride with LCR Honda in MotoGP, but unfortunately this did not produce the results that were deserved.  Elias has always been dead last on the grid except when replacement riders for injured riders were on the grid.  It has been said that Elias’ problems were due to his inability to come to grips with the Bridgestone tyres.  Moto2 uses Dunlop tyres and in the first season Elias riding for Team Gresini was quite comfortable with them.  This time around Elias will be with Team Aspar for whom he rode in the 250cc category in 2002-2003.  His teammate will be Nico Terol who is the last ever 125cc World Champion.  He clinched the title this year, which was the final time that two stroke 125cc category was used for racing.  The category was the oldest in GP racing and has come to an end after a period of 63 years and will be replaced next year with the four stroke 250cc Moto3 class.