Chinese GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

GOOD QUALIFYING SESSION FOR BOTH PRAMAC D'ANTIN RIDERS The second day at the Shanghai circuit saw Team Pramac d'Antin involved in the qualifying session for this weekend's race, round 4 of the 2007 championship .For both riders it was a...

GOOD QUALIFYING SESSION FOR BOTH PRAMAC D'ANTIN RIDERS

The second day at the Shanghai circuit saw Team Pramac d'Antin involved in the qualifying session for this weekend's race, round 4 of the 2007 championship .For both riders it was a positive day and for this reason they are very confident for a good race competition tomorrow.

At the beginning of the session, Alex Barros did not appear quick aboard his bike, but he eventually achieved the 8th position that will allow him to start from third row on grid.

Alex Hofmann, who got the 11th place will start some positions behind his Brazilian team-mate, but ready to improve during the race, thanks to the consistent race pace he was able to demonstrate during the afternoon.

Alex Barros (2'01.662 with race tires -- 2'00.052 with qualifying tires): " I'm very satisfied with my team's work that enabled me to get a good position on grid. After the last free practice in the morning, we work hard, changing my bike's setting that made me more confident to ride. Now I have the right confidence for tomorrow even if I know that during the race anything can happen. Our Bridgestone qualifying tires worked very well today, but at first I found the right feeling with the race tire that gave me the possibility to have very good race pace and to be competitive with the other riders. I'm eager to run and I hope to do an exciting race, even further lowering my lap time to stay with the leading group."

Alex Hofmann (2'01.584 with race tires -- 2'00.175 with qualifying tires): "At the end everything went quite well, our aim was to improve with qualifying tires and we succeeded in doing it. Finally we exploited the full potential of the tires and the result arrived. I'm not completely satisfied because I would obviously like to start from better position, but during the last flying lap I lost some tenths observing the yellow flag for Capirossi and Vermeulen's crash. We must now wait for tomorrow to see how we go, but if I get a good race start, I believe we can finish in the top ten, because our race set-up and race pace are both good".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Alex Hofmann