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Alice Team off the pace in Japanese contest

Alice Team off the pace in Japanese contest

Fourteenth and sixteenth were unfortunately all Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias could manage in the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan.

The thoughts of satellite Ducati teammates Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias after another tough race for the Alice Team in Japan.

Sylvain Guintoli - fourteenth

`Until Saturday morning things were going in the right direction, then in the qualifying and today everything has changed. I don´t know what has happened but I really couldn´t find the right confidence to push at the maximum. I didn´t have much confidence with the front tyre and I was losing too much time on corners. Now I have to check the data with my technicians to improve for the next round at Phillip Island.´

Toni Elias - sixteenth

`It has been a difficult weekend for me: I am ill and today it wasn´t easy to race. In addition I went off track in the seventh lap due to some problems and to comeback wasn´t an easy job. I really lost too much time so I decided to take this race like a long run in a free practice, maintaining the same pace. Now I hope to feel much better physically, to be in the best conditions in Australia.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Sylvain Guintoli, Toni Elias, Alice Team

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