THE MOTOGP 2008 SEASON ENDED IN VALENCIA. GUINTOLI TWELFH, ELIAS EIGHTEENTH. Finally the sun has arrived in Valencia where the last round of the 2008 MotoGP World Championship season has ended. Sylvain Guintoli, Alice Team rider, has done a...
THE MOTOGP 2008 SEASON ENDED IN VALENCIA.
GUINTOLI TWELFH, ELIAS EIGHTEENTH.
Finally the sun has arrived in Valencia where the last round of the 2008 MotoGP World Championship season has ended. Sylvain Guintoli, Alice Team rider, has done a good race after starting from the thirteenth position. The Frenchman has concluded in twelfth position maintaining the same level of the past two days. His teammate, Toni Elias, didn't make it to do well in front of his fans. The Catalan rider has concluded in eighteenth position after finding some difficulties with the rear part of the bike.
Sergio Verbena -- Sylvain Guintoli Track Engineer
"Sylvain has maintained the same level all weekend long. He has done a good race showing true professionalism in this last day of the season. He didn't start too well but after a few laps he found a good rhythm being able to overtake some riders. We want to thank him for the work done this year and we wish him the best for the rest of his career."
Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (12th in the race -- 13th in the MotoGP Classification)
"My experience with the Alice Team has concluded and I wanted to have the best performance possible. I gave all I had and at the end I have conquered some more points for the World Championship. I have to thanks my staff because they have always given their best during this season. We have encountered many difficulties but we never gave up."
Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (18th in the race -- 12th in the MotoGP Classification)
"Today I didn't find the confidence with the rear part of the bike. Since the first few laps I couldn't push to the maximum. We have to see the data to understand what have slowed us down. I have to thanks Fabiano Sterlacchini, all the technicians, the sponsors and Ducati for this season together. We have meet some hard moments and some really great results and I have learnt a lot as a person and as a rider."