Alice Team Phillip Island test notes 2008-02-01

POSITIVE LAST DAY OF TEST FOR THE ALICE TEAM The Alice Team riders Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli sensibly improved theirs best lap time in the last day of winter testing on the Phillip Island circuit. Since the first laps both riders have ...

POSITIVE LAST DAY OF TEST FOR THE ALICE TEAM

The Alice Team riders Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli sensibly improved theirs best lap time in the last day of winter testing on the Phillip Island circuit. Since the first laps both riders have registered interesting performances. In the final hours of the day, both Toni and Sylvan, have tried some qualifying Bridgestone tyres that allowed them to improve their respective best lap time even more. The Alice Team leaves the Australian circuit satisfied of the work done, ready for the IRTA Test in Jerez de la Frontera which will be next February 16th, 17th and 18th.

Sergio Verbena - Track Engineer

"This morning we have stepped on the track with a race setting and we have taken off a second compare yesterday's best lap time. After having evaluated the situation we were in, we decided to try different tyres solutions to understand which ones were more suitable for our riders. We have found a good solution and for this reason we are very happy. Then, in the late afternoon, we have tried some qualifying tyres and we improved again our lap times. We have done well and we are going back home very satisfied.”

Toni Elias - Alice Team Riders (9th best lap time in 1'30.966 - Total laps 97)

"We have improved overall. We are not totally ready yet, but after three days of work we'll go back to Europe happy of the results achieved. We have found the right way to follow and we must keep to work hard. In the first part of the day we worked on the chassis of the bike making some adjustments and at the end we found a good compromise. In the afternoon I also tried some qualifying tyres and I have to admit that I was pleased with how I felt on it.”

Sylvain Guintoli - Alice Team Rider (11th best lap time in 1'30.983 - Total Laps 58)

"The day has begun in the right direction for us. After just a few laps I sensibly improved my best lap time obtained yesterday. We were really fast. We tried many tyres solutions and I found a front tyre which I really liked. Today we have taken a further step forward and we have to continue this way. In my best lap time with qualifying tyres I have done well, maybe I could push a bit more, but I preferred to don't risk to make any sort of mistakes.”

-credit: www.aliceteam.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli , Phillip Island