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`Home round´ raises d´Antin expectations.

`Home round´ raises d´Antin expectations.

A team with the luxury of five `home Grands Prix´ due to their Italian-Spanish traditions, Alice Team also have a strong presence on this year´s calendar due to their association with some of the World Championship round´s title sponsors.

One such title sponsor is Pramac, who lend their name to this weekend´s race in Shanghai. The generator company join telecommunications business Alice in supporting both select races and the Alice Team itself, meaning that particular attention will be paid to Luis d´Antin´s squadron in China.

"We are really happy that Alice and Pramac, both on the fairings of our Ducati GP8 SAT, are also main sponsor of various MotoGP Grand Prix,´ says the Team Principal.

` We are really honoured to have two prestigious brands like them and also for this reason we have to work hard to improve our results on track.´

Riders Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli have both struggled thus far in 2008, although d´Antin identifies Shanghai as a track ideal for creating some upward momentum.

At Estoril it seemed things got in the right direction for us; in fact, both Toni and Sylvain have lowered their distance from the fastest riders maintaining a good race rhythm. In addition, the first three rounds have never been so favourable to Ducati and Bridgestone, and on the contrary the Chinese circuit should be much better for the technical package at our disposal.´

MotoGP, 2008

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