Czech GP: Alice Team qualifying report

RAINY DAY IN BRNO. GUINTOLI TENTH, ELIAS THIRTEENTH. Day characterized by the rain on the Brno circuit. Alice Team riders, Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias, didn't make it to go further than the tenth and thirteenth position and will have to ...

RAINY DAY IN BRNO.

GUINTOLI TENTH, ELIAS THIRTEENTH.

Day characterized by the rain on the Brno circuit. Alice Team riders, Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias, didn't make it to go further than the tenth and thirteenth position and will have to start respectively from the fourth and fifth row the Grand Prix of Czech Republic number thirty-nine. The weather should be better for tomorrow allowing the white and red duo to confirm the good lap times registered in yesterday's free practice on dry track. The start of the race is set for 2pm local time.

Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Alice Team Technical Director

"Hard day for us. With this weather condition we have encountered other difficulties in other occasions with Toni and also today we couldn't make it to be fast. In addition we probably made a mistake with the strategy as at the beginning, when the track was lightly dryer, we didn't make enough laps. We expected a bit more from Sylvain who in this track conditions has always been fast, but also for him today there have been some difficulties."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (10°th best lap time in 2'14.861 -- Total laps 16)

"Also today we have found some small problem with the bike. At the beginning I didn't risk too much thinking that the track would have dry out but instead it got even worst and I had to chase for the rest of the qualifying session when the track looked like a river. At the end of the session we have found a good compromise that allowed me to enter the top ten."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (13th best lap time in 2'16'.510 -- Total laps 17)

"We haven't be so lucky with the track conditions, we thought that it would have got better lap after lap, but the rain has increased complicating our work. We have improved compare to other days with similar atmospheric conditions, but surely not enough. We have done what was possible and tomorrow we will have to start in the best way to overtake as many riders as possible like it happened in the last Grand Prix at Laguna Seca."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli