Indianapolis GP: Alice Team race report

GUINTOLI SEVENTH IN A DIFFICULT RACE. ELIAS ENTERS THE MOTOGP TOP TEN. Strong wind and rain has brought the race direction to stop the Indianapolis Grand Prix with eight laps left. MotoGP riders came back in the box after viewing the red flag...

GUINTOLI SEVENTH IN A DIFFICULT RACE. ELIAS ENTERS THE MOTOGP TOP TEN.

Strong wind and rain has brought the race direction to stop the Indianapolis Grand Prix with eight laps left. MotoGP riders came back in the box after viewing the red flag and together decided to don't complete the eight laps left because the weather conditions were too dangerous. This way the Alice Team riders maintained the provisional position with Sylvain Guintoli in seventh position and Toni Elias twelfth. The French rider didn't make it to start well and after the first lap he was in fourteenth position. Despite the risky track conditions Sylvain fought back and gained seventh positions. Toni Elias has concluded in twelfth position that gave him four points in the world classification. He has now entered the MotoGP top ten riders in the standing. Also the Alice Team has gained a position in the Team World classification: the Italian Team is now in sixth position.

Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Alice Team Technical Director "For sure a difficult race. The track condition has changed a lot during the race due to the bad weather. A pity the track didn't make it to completely dry out otherwise Toni could have gained many more positions. His lap times from this morning's warm up with dry track were really good. If it would have been a dry race we could have achieved a good result. Sylvain has done a good performance. We are not surprised as with this track conditions he has always done well. Thanks to the points conquered today we gained a position in the Team classification and we are really happy about it. In the last four races of the season we will try to do our best to conclude in the best way."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (7th in the race -- 13th in the MotoGP classification)

"Unfortunately I didn't start well. I took too much time to warm up the new tyres but when I found a good feeling I have done a good comeback. If I would have started better I could have surely finish in a better position. I am anyway satisfied because I come from a race, in Misano, where I didn't go so well and now I found back a good feeling with the bike. I hope to be able to improve even more in the last four races."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (12th in the race -- 10th in the MotoGP classification)

"I can remain positive because we have improved with this sort of track conditions. Surely the twelfth position isn't the best but it went better than the previous occasions. A pity the race wasn't dry: this morning during the warm up I felt really good and I could have fought with Valentino and Casey for the first three positions. I remain anyway trustful, we will surely have another possibility to do well in the next four races."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli