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Challenging day for Alice Team at Montmelo circuit

Challenging day for Alice Team at Montmelo circuit

It was a tough day for Ducati satellite riders Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli as they prepared for the seventh race of 2008 in Catalunya on Friday.

Local rider Toni Elias suffered a crash and ended up fifteenth on the timesheets on the first day of his home GP, while his Alice team-mate Sylvain Guintoli was seventeenth fastest.

Toni Elias – fifteenth

`Right from the opening laps the track was very hot and I couldn´t push it to the maximum. I always felt on the limit. The crash complicated today´s work, but we didn't give up and we concentrated on our work on one bike. We improved in the afternoon and we expect to do the same tomorrow. I am missing a bit of feeling with the rear. I think that some small adjustments could help us take a big step forward.´

Sylvain Guintoli – seventeenth

`It´s always the same, at every new track we go to we start too far behind compared the others and we have to sweat to recover the gap. But thanks to the work of my team in the afternoon things went better. We found what it was that slowed us down the most. We need more grip in acceleration. Tomorrow morning we will concentrate to solve this problem and I am sure that we will be much more competitive.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Sylvain Guintoli, Toni Elias, Alice Team

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