Alice Team Jerez IRTA test notes 2008-02-18

OFFICIAL TEST IN JEREZ CONCLUDED Last day of work at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit for the Alice Team in preparation of the first European MotoGP World Championship round, on the same circuit, on March 30th. The French-Hispanic white and ...

OFFICIAL TEST IN JEREZ CONCLUDED

Last day of work at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit for the Alice Team in preparation of the first European MotoGP World Championship round, on the same circuit, on March 30th. The French-Hispanic white and red duo has ridden for many laps notwithstanding rain has limited their work during the morning. Sylvain (Guintoli) has been constantly in the top ten during the day, concluding the session in thirteenth position. Toni (Elias), on the other side, was able to conquer the fifteenth position at the last attempt even if he committed a small mistake. The Alice Team will be back on track for the last winter test of the season in Qatar from February 27th.

Sergio Verbena - Track Engineer

"I am very satisfied by the work done by Sylvain (Guintoli) in these three days. Today we have made a good step forward on dry track, with race and qualifying tyres. We tried some new tyres that we will be using for next months" race on the same track. We found a good front tyre solution, while for the rear we are still uncertain to which to use."

Sylvain Guintoli - Alice Team Rider (13th best lap time in 1:41.177 - Total laps 47)

"These three days went well for us, I feel I am making good progress on the bike. Also yesterday"s forty minute session went well even if the track conditions weren"t the best. I really think that we can think positive for the beginning of the season. We are also improving our rhythm which is very important as the first race in Qatar will be in only twenty days. I am confident, physically I feel ready and I can"t wait for the beginning of the 2008 season."

Toni Elias - Alice Team Rider (15th best lap time in 1:41.311 - Total laps 71)

"Complicated day for us, we didn"t make it to find a good set up of the bike, and I don"t really like this final classification. Only at the end of the day things looked better, but it was too late to improve. I made a mistake in the last fast lap, during my best performance, I went long in turn six and I could have finished surely in a better position. But better don"t think about it and look ahead, the only way to improve is to work hard and this is what I will do."

-credit: aliceteam.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli