Spanish GP: Alice Team race report

STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO FOR THE ALICE TEAM Alice Team Catalan rider Toni Elias, who started from the sixteenth position of the starting grid, started well in the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera. At the first time check the Catalan...

STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO FOR THE ALICE TEAM

Alice Team Catalan rider Toni Elias, who started from the sixteenth position of the starting grid, started well in the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera. At the first time check the Catalan rider was in twelfth position after passing De Angelis, Dovizioso and West. His Team-mate, Sylvain Guintoli, didn't make it to start in the same way losing a position to Marco Melandri, who started just behind him. But from the second lap things didn't go too well also for Toni who lost positions until he dropped to fifteenth position, just in front of his team-mate Sylvain Guintoli. Elias obtained another point for the Rider and Team World Championship Standings and after two races he is now in sixteenth position. Sylvain, with the point conquered in the first race of the season in Qatar, is now in eighteenth position. Tomorrow test day for the Alice Team before next MotoGP round in Estoril for the Grand Prix of Portugal.

Sergio Verbena -- Sylvain Guintoli Track Engineer

"It hasn't been the best day for us. Unluckily on this track the Ducati-Bridgestone package at our disposal didn't make it to give its best. Both Sylvain and Elias found many difficulties. We are to far from the fastest group. I can't understand not fighting for podium, but I don't want it like today. Now we have to use at the best tomorrow to work hard and prepare in the best way possible the bike for Estoril."

Toni Elias -- Alice Team Rider (Fifteenth position -- 16th in MotoGP Classification)

"I started well, but it didn't help me at all. This hasn't surely been an exciting race for me. We knew we weren't in the best conditions for this race since Friday, but we can't make miracles in two days. We have to analyze this weekend data and find, if there are any, positive things to restart to work. This performance hurts, but I don't give up. I will not stop until I will make this bike go well."

Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team Rider (Sixteenth position -- 18th in MotoGP Classification)

"Honestly I don't understand why I am so slow. I really try all the modifications possible but I can't make it to improve my performances. I also try to adapt my riding style to the bike but nothing. I don't understand what I have to do. Every time I try to dominate the bike or I lose control or I fall like it happened in yesterday's session. Tomorrow it will be very important, we have the all day at our disposal to evaluate the situation and try to improve our rhythm."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Marco Melandri , Toni Elias , Sylvain Guintoli