Czech GP: Alice Team Friday practice report

ALICE TEAM RIDERS IN THE FREE PRACTICE TOP TEN. Good begin of the weekend for the Alice Team rides, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli, who in Brno, in Czech Republic, have respectively finished in ninth and tenth position. The Spanish rider is in...

ALICE TEAM RIDERS IN THE FREE PRACTICE TOP TEN.

Good begin of the weekend for the Alice Team rides, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli, who in Brno, in Czech Republic, have respectively finished in ninth and tenth position. The Spanish rider is in front of his teammate by only 42 thousands of a second. Both riders have maintained interesting lap times since the first laps and tomorrow, during qualifying which will begin at 1.55pm local time, will do their best to improve and obtained a good starting grid position.

Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Alice Team Technical Director

"This has been for us a positive day. Bridgestone tyres are performing really well. We made it to constantly improve and this gives us good hopes for the rest of the weekend. Toni is trying to find a good feeling with the front part of the bike: if we make it to solve this problem he could improve his lap times by half of a second. Also Sylvain has registered interesting lap times. A pity that he lost the last six minutes due to a small technical problem while he was sensibly improving his best performance. Now we have to check what happened but it seems nothing to worry about."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (9th best lap time in 1'58'.881 -- Total laps 41)

"I feel good on the bike. I only have some small problems with the front part but I am sure that tomorrow, also thanks to the work of my Team, we will make it to find a good solution to be faster. To be in the top ten since the beginning is very important. The tires are working really well. We can really have a good racing weekend."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (10th best lap time in 1'58.923 -- Total laps 38)

"This is surely a good start for us. Valentino and Casey are registering amazing lap times, but the other riders in front of us are not so far. It has been a strange start, we have encountered many small complications during the all day and probably without them I could have been in a much better position. I remain trustful to reach a good result tomorrow. The Team is working really well and I will try to do my best also for them."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli