ALICE TEAM READY AFTER SUMMER BREAK. ELIAS AND GUINTOLI AT BRNO IN THE BEST CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. Summer break has now passed and the final sprint of the MotoGP World Championship 2008 begins from Brno, with the Grand Prix of Czech Republic on ...
ALICE TEAM READY AFTER SUMMER BREAK. ELIAS AND GUINTOLI AT BRNO IN THE BEST CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
Summer break has now passed and the final sprint of the MotoGP World Championship 2008 begins from Brno, with the Grand Prix of Czech Republic on August 17th. On this track the Alice Team riders never really made it to conquer exciting results: Toni Elias have conquered, in his first appearance here in MotoGP, the fourteenth position, while in the past two years he has finished in 11th. Sylvain Guintoli has made his official appearance in the 500cc category in 2002 as a wild card, while last year he finished in thirteenth position. Brno circuit has hosted the first Grand Prix in 1965 and the track was 13,9 km long. During the years many modification has been done and now the circuit is 5,4 km long with the main straight being 636 meters long.
Fabiano Sterlacchini, Alice Team Technical Director, is trustful for the return on track after summer break: "After Laguna Seca, where we conquered the best result of the season with Elias, we are ready to start again and try to improve even more. The hardest period has now passed and both riders have found a good method of work for each racing weekend. Surely this break has brought some time to relax to both riders and I am sure they are ready to begin in the best way possible this final part of the season."
Alice Team Spanish rider, Toni Elias, wants to try to change the non-positive results obtained on Czech land: "From when I joined MotoGP I never made it to conquer great results in Brno. The moment to do well here has come also because I find this track really fascinating. During the break I always trained and now I really feel in good form. I also spent sometime with my family and it has been really important to find back the best serenity and concentration."
His teammate, Sylvain Guintoli, will race on this track for the third time in the highest category: "I raced here in 2002 as a Wild Card, but last year it was the first time as a full time rider. Last year I couldn't do an excellent race, but this year both, me and Toni, have all the conditions to compete with the fastest riders. The bike has reached a great level. I am still a bid sad for how the American race went: without that mistake at the beginning of the race I could have done surely a positive race. I will try to do better in Brno for me and for all my crew that has been putting me in the best conditions to give the maximum."