GOOD START FOR ELIAS IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AMERICA. GUINTOLI FOURTEENTH. Intense day of work for the Alice Team riders, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli, who after the first two hours of free practice of the Grand Prix of America are...
GOOD START FOR ELIAS IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AMERICA.
Intense day of work for the Alice Team riders, Toni Elias and Sylvain Guintoli, who after the first two hours of free practice of the Grand Prix of America are respectively in ninth and fourteenth position. The Spanish rider has made it to maintain the good level reached in the morning, when he was in eight position, registering an interesting time only four tenth of a second from the provisional third position. His teammate didn't make it to be as fast in the morning session, but in the afternoon he made it to lower his best la time by more than a second ending in fourteenth position. Tomorrow morning another hour of free practice for the Alice Team duo that will try to result more competitive for the afternoon qualifying session.
Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Technical Director
"Good day of work for us, both riders made it to improve a lot. Sylvain had some more difficulties in the morning, but in the second session he found a good feeling with his bike improving a lot his pace. The riders, a part Casey Stoner who is registering incredible lap times, are really close to each other and it only takes a little improvement to pass from the actual third row where Toni is to the first. We still have some things to adjust tomorrow, but seen the lap time registered today we can consider ourselves really trustful for the rest of the weekend."
Toni Elias -- Alice Team rider (9th best lap time in 1'23.114 -- Total laps 62)
"We have improved compared to this morning lap times and to finish the first day in the top ten makes me really happy. We need just one little step forward to be even faster. The Team is working really well. We still have to decide which will be the tyres we will use in the race: today we have tried many, but we still need some time to understand which will be the best solution for us."
Sylvain Guintoli -- Alice Team rider (14th best lap time in 1'23.495 -- Total laps 61)
"This morning nothing went in the right direction, maybe I was still sleeping. In the afternoon things went much better even if the position where I am is not yet satisfying. We have done many modifications on the gearbox, on the chassis and with the brakes, reaching a good compromise. I think that tomorrow we can improve even more. I also hope to feel a bit better tomorrow because I am a little bit sick."