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Elias delighted to be on the podium again

Elias delighted to be on the podium again

After his second successive podium Toni Elias was understandably a happy man at the end of the Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini weekend.

For the second consecutive race Alice Team´s Toni Elias stepped on the podium thanks to his superb efforts at Misano on Sunday, which saw him cross the line in third place.

Sylvain Guintoli meanwhile could only finish in eleventh place after a complicated race at the Adriatic Coast venue.

Toni Elias - third

`After Laguna Seca things have changed radically. I have had a much better feeling with the bike and the results prove it. I hope to continue this way for the rest of the season. I would love to fight for the podium at each Gradn Prix. I know it is not easy but I will try. I had a lot of fun here today even if this circuit, with all these turns, hard breaking and acceleration is really tiring. At one stage I tried to follow Jorge Lorenzo but I made some mistakes and I decided to hold onto my position. I decided to calm down a bit and I got back my initial race pace. I am really happy about this result for the all Alice Team.´

Sylvain Guintoli - eleventh

`Today we had many difficulties. I pushed at the maximum but lap the times were not going down. The race pace compared to yesterday wasn´t as good and we still have to understand why. I would like to get a good result this season for the team and all the sponsors that have worked really hard this year. I will do my best in these last five races.´

MotoGP, 2008, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Sylvain Guintoli, Toni Elias, Alice Team

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