Valencian qualifying views from Alice Team

Saturday, 25 October 2008

The satellite Ducati perspectives on the Gran Premio Parts Europe de la Comunitat Valenciana qualifying run on Saturday afternoon.

Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli react to their respective eleventh and thirteenth placed finishes in qualifying at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

Toni Elias – eleventh

`It isn´t a great result but I really gave all I had today to get the best position possible on the starting grid. I was in last position and now I am in the middle of the classification which is very important on this track where it is very difficult to overtake. It´s a pity because we have encountered some difficulties to find a good set up of the bike due to the weather conditions. We still have some problems, but this is the situation we are in and we will have to give it all tomorrow to finish in the best way possible.´

Sylvain Guintoli – thirteenth

`When I was using my last set of soft tyres I was behind Valentino Rossi and I didn´t know he was using race tyres. I lost a couple of laps but then I overtook him and I obtained my fastest lap time on the third lap with qualifying tyres. Probably, if I had used the tyres in my first lap out of the pit I would have got a much better result. But it´s ok like this for how it went yesterday. I still have a lot of pain in my left knee and tomorrow it will be a very long hard race.´

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