BEST QUALIFYING SESSION OF THE SEASON FOR GUINTOLI ELIAS IN SIXTH ROW Cold and rainy day at Donington Park circuit, in England. The morning free practice has shown a great performance by Sylvain Guintoli who under the rain has always ...
BEST QUALIFYING SESSION OF THE SEASON FOR GUINTOLI
ELIAS IN SIXTH ROW
Cold and rainy day at Donington Park circuit, in England. The morning free practice has shown a great performance by Sylvain Guintoli who under the rain has always demonstrated great qualities. The afternoon session, that has determined the starting grid of the 22nd English Grand Prix hosted on this circuit, rain wasn't so heavy making the track faster. The French rider has made it to improve his best lap times constantly finishing the session in twelfth position, his best qualifying session of the season. His teammate, Toni Elias, didn't make it to find the right feeling to push at the maximum in this weather condition and will have to start in eighteenth position.
Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical Director
"Congratulation to Sylvain who today has done really good. I am sure that his race rhythm is much better than the twelfth position conquered today and tomorrow, if the weather will remain the same, he could have a really good race. Toni, instead, didn't have such a nice day. In the morning things didn't go so bad, but in the afternoon things have gotten worst. We didn't make it to find any solution to allow him to result faster. We hope to be able to work well during warm up to reduce the gap from the other riders."
Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (12th best lap time in 1'40.595 -- Total laps 28)
"I felt like the bike was faster with the track full of water. In the afternoon session the track has dried up a little and I couldn't be as fast as in the morning. This has probably been the best day of the season so far, with fifth and twelfth position in the two sessions. I thought I would be able to enter the top ten in qualifying. I will try to do it tomorrow in the race which is surely much more important."
Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (18th best lap time in 1'42.933 -- Total laps 25)
"Today nothing went well. Around the end of the morning session it seems like things were getting better, but in the afternoon with the different condition of the track our job got even more complicated. I really don't like the last position. I hope I will be able to improve my self tomorrow in the warm up to be more competitive for the race. It should be a race with dry track and maybe this could help us a little. Anyway, as usual, I will try to conquer as many points possible for me and the Team."