<strong><u>ALICE TEAM MOTOGP ADVENTURE HAS BEGUN</u></strong> The Alice Team adventure in the MotoGP World Championship has ...
<strong><u>ALICE TEAM MOTOGP ADVENTURE HAS BEGUN</u></strong>
The Alice Team adventure in the MotoGP World Championship has officially started. In Sepang, in the first 2008 winter test, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli have ridden for the first laps of the season onboard the Ducati Desmosedici GP8 Sat. The Malaysian climatic conditions, which were over 30 degrees, have raised the asphalt temperature to 46 degrees today. Tomorrow and Thursday the Alice Team riders will have many laps at their disposal to try to improve their best lap time.
<strong>Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical Director</strong>
"<em>We are working to find the right setting for both riders. They have to adapt the bike to their riding style and this surely takes some time. Today we have worked a lot on the total package and from tomorrow we will also concentrate to try different tyres solutions. The next two days will be really important for us</em>."
<strong>Toni Elias -- Alice Team Rider</strong> (17th best lap time in 2'03.954 -- Total laps 55)
"I<em> would say that today went well. I wasn't even supposed to be here due the shoulder operation I went through, but at the end I decided to come and things went well. I really like the bike and we are already at a good level. In the next two days we will try to adapt it even more to my riding style and lower the lap times registered today</em>."
<strong>Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team Rider</strong> (20th best lap time in 2'06.000 -- Total laps 36)
"I<em> have to admit that is never easy to begin working with new bike and tyres. We have a lot of work to do. I decided to don't take any risk today; it wasn't our aim to check the lap time sheet. At this moment that's not what we are looking for, but the feeling with the bike is what we care about, and is improving lap by lap. This first test of the year will be really useful to put solid basis for the season which is about to begin</em>."