Alice Team Sepang test notes 2008-01-23

<strong>SECOND DAY OF TEST IN SEPANG FOR THE ALICE TEAM</strong> Another hard day of work has finished at the Sepang circuit, situated...

<strong>SECOND DAY OF TEST IN SEPANG FOR THE ALICE TEAM</strong>


Another hard day of work has finished at the Sepang circuit, situated just a few kilometers from the city of Kuala Lumpur. The Alice Team French-Hispanic duo has ridden for many laps even if the temperature were very high. The asphalt temperature was six degrees higher than yesterday, reaching fifty-two degrees in the peak moment of the day. Tomorrow the first three days of the 2008 test will come to an end.


<strong>Fabiano Sterlacchini – Technical Director</strong>

“<em>Today has been a useful day. During the morning we have obtained interesting lap times, but from the beginning of the afternoon we have begun to try different technical solutions. This heat doesn’t surely help our work, the asphalt temperature was really high and also for this reason we have taken a longer break at midday. Both riders are really happy of the package they have at their disposal and are working very well to adapt to the bike. Tomorrow we will try a different front fork and other tyres solutions</em>.”


<strong>Toni Elias – Alice Team Rider</strong> (15th best lap time in 2’03.311 – Total laps 46)

“<em>I am very happy on how we have worked today. We have tried many things during the day, mostly in the afternoon hours. This hasn’t allowed us to be between the fastest, but in this moment it’s not what it counts. Notwithstanding the heat I feel really good, I am physically ready, even if the shoulder I just had surgery on it’s not at the best yet. But this doesn’t worry me and I can’t wait to sit back on the bike tomorrow to improve even more</em>.”


<strong>Sylvain Guintoli – Alice Team Rider</strong> (18th best lap time in 2’04.217 – Total laps 37)

“<em>This morning, in one of my first laps, I made it to improve my best lap time obtained yesterday by almost two second. I am very happy of this; I think we are following the right direction. In the afternoon we have tried different technical solutions and some new tyres. Also with the Team everything is going well, we understand each other better day by day. This is very important to continue to improve our performances on track</em>.”

 

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli