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Good start for Ducati satellite pair

Good start for Ducati satellite pair

Both Alice Team riders were in the top ten as MotoGP´s visit to Phillip Island got underway on Friday.

The reactions to a decent effort in free practice by Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias on Friday in Australia.

Sylvain Guintoli - seventh

`Today´s pace was really good with the wet and dry track. This is a really positive sign for us that means we can be competitive during the race whatever the weather conditions. During the afternoon session we tried various technical solutions to improve our performances with wet track, finding some interesting things. We only need to improve the traction and then we will be at the front.´

Toni Elias - ninth

`This morning I wasn´t really happy with the tyres. I couldn´t find one to give me the right confidence to push at the maximum. I am not a pessimist but it is the truth. This was a big handicap for us. In the wet things went a bit better and we obtained a good result. I still need more feeling in the second section where I am too slow, but for the rest I can consider myself satisfied.´

MotoGP, 2008, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Sylvain Guintoli, Toni Elias, Alice Team

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