Catalunyan GP: Alice Team Friday notes

CHALLENGING DAY FOR THE ALICE TEAM ON THE MONTMELO' CIRCUIT First day of work with some complications in Barcelona for the Alice Team riders. Toni Elias has slipped in the third lap of the day. He slighted hit his right leg but the bike has ...

CHALLENGING DAY FOR THE ALICE TEAM ON THE MONTMELO' CIRCUIT

First day of work with some complications in Barcelona for the Alice Team riders. Toni Elias has slipped in the third lap of the day. He slighted hit his right leg but the bike has suffered many damages. For this reason the Catalan rider has basically work today with only one bike at his disposal. The other Alice Team rider, Sylvain Guintoli, has worked a lot completing 43 laps in the two hours of work at his disposal today. The French rider has worked well improving his best lap time by almost a second in the afternoon session. The atmospheric condition seems to change in the last hours, in fact the chances of rain are increasing for Tomorrow and Sunday.

Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical Director

"A pity for Toni that this morning has started well, he looked in good shape, but his fall after three laps has ruined the day. Luckily Toni is fine. It was a banal slipped but the bike, as soon as it touched the gravel, has jumped in the air spinning many times. It was completely destroyed. Therefore we had to completely concentrate on the second bike slowing down the setting up of the bike. In the last laps of the afternoon we found a good compromise and from here we will begin to work tomorrow, always if the weather will be nice because it seems it could rain tomorrow."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (15th best lap time in 1'44.610 -- Total laps 39)

"Since the first laps the track was very hot and I couldn't manage to push to the maximum. I always felt at the limit. The fall has surely complicated today's work, but we didn't give up and we concentrated the work on one bike. We have sensibly improved in the afternoon and we expect to do the same Tomorrow. I miss a bit of feeling with the rear. I think that some small adjustments could make us take a big step forward."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (17th best lap time in 1'44.678 -- Total laps 43)

"It's always this way, in every new track we go we start too behind compared the others and we must sweat to recover. But thanks to the work of my Team in the afternoon things went better. We have found what it slowed us down the most. We need more grip in acceleration. Tomorrow morning we will concentrate to solve this problem and I am sure that we will be much more competitive."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli