BEST QUALIFYING OF THE SEASON FOR ELIAS. GUINTOLI FOURTEENTH. Alice Team rider Toni Elias has made it to conquer the best starting grid position of the season notwithstanding a slip while he was about to begin the last fast lap at his disposal.
BEST QUALIFYING OF THE SEASON FOR ELIAS.
Alice Team rider Toni Elias has made it to conquer the best starting grid position of the season notwithstanding a slip while he was about to begin the last fast lap at his disposal. The Spanish rider didn't suffer any injuries and he still feel trustful for tomorrow's race after seen the good lap times registered during the all race weekend. Also his teammate, Sylvain Guintoli, is positive for tomorrow's race. The French rider didn't make it to use in the best way qualifying tires and encountered a small technical problem in the last lap at his disposal that blocked him to improve, but the race rhythm isn't so far from the fastest and he will try to repeat the performance done in Germany last weekend.
Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical Director
"We have obtained the best qualifying of the season with Toni, but I am convinced that if we would have done also the last lap we could have done even better. Toni was in really good form today. Probably the final rush played a bad joke for us. Toni is really focused and he wants to do well here in America before summer break. Sylvain, unluckily, will start a bit back tomorrow, but with his race rhythm he can do a good race if he will start well. A pity about the small technical problem we had in the last lap, otherwise he could have sensibly improved."
Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (10th best lap time in 1'21.999 -- Total laps 29)
"Silly slip. I was at the limit because I wanted to try to reach the finish line to be able to have another lap without getting the chequered flag and I slipped. This fact doesn't worry me and I am still really trustful for tomorrow's race. From the fifth to the tenth place there is only a little bit more than a tenth of a second, if I'll start well, we can fight with the leading group."
Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (14th best lap time in 1'22.719 -- Total laps 28)
"The race rhythm is really good. On this track it isn't easy to overtake therefore it will be important to don't lose too much time in the beginning from the front group. Also in Sachsenring I started behind, from fifteenth position, and then everyone knows how it went. I will try my best to do the same on this marvelous circuit."