German GP: Alice Team qualifying report

Guintoli, Elias Up Front A day with two faces for the Alice Team on the Sachsenring circuit. This morning in fact the white and red duo, Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias, concluded with the sixth and the eighth fastest lap time, but in ...

Guintoli, Elias Up Front

A day with two faces for the Alice Team on the Sachsenring circuit. This morning in fact the white and red duo, Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias, concluded with the sixth and the eighth fastest lap time, but in the afternoon they couldn't go further than the fifteenth and twelfth position.

But the French rider couldn't work in the best way possible during qualifying: in the last lap of free practice, in one of the fastest point of the circuit, he slipped and bike one couldn't be used in the afternoon session. Tomorrow, during warm up, he will be able to use both bikes to try to find back this morning rhythm.

Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical director

"Today we had a positive session because with the race tyre we have constantly improved. Now we have to put together all the positive things from the two bikes used today to result much more competitive in tomorrow's race. We are trustful because we know Toni is really aggressive during the race and he will do all possible to conquer better positions. We can say that the new updates we received from Ducati are giving us a lot even if we still have to work to do more."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (12th best lap time in 1'22.256 -- Total laps 28)

"I am happy today because I felt better on the bike and we have improved our lap times. Twelfth position doesn't of course satisfy me, but we have been really regular today and the race rhythm compared to yesterday has improved a lot. If tomorrow I will make it to start well we can achieve a good result. Usually I suffer in the firsts laps: I will have to do my best to stay with the fastest riders and don't lose much time."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (15th best lap time in 1'22.938 -- Total laps 20)

"I am really angry. After this morning's slip I lost a bit of confidence. We have to forget about this session. Our potential is much better than fifteenth position and tomorrow morning, when we will have both bikes at our disposal, I will have to ride for as many laps possible to find back the best rhythm."

-credit: alice team

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli