Czech GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

Today, on the circuit of Brno in Czech republic, there was the qualifying practice session of the MotoGP class. Both Spanish riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP improved a lot their times of the Friday. Jose Luis Cardoso classified himself in...

Today, on the circuit of Brno in Czech republic, there was the qualifying practice session of the MotoGP class. Both Spanish riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP improved a lot their times of the Friday. Jose Luis Cardoso classified himself in 18th position while his Team Mate Ivan Silva, substituting Alex Hofmann for this race, will start from the 19th position on the grid. More details will be checked on the Ducati Desmosedici GP06 "Sat." during the warm-up, before the start of the race that will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (18th - 2'00.971): "Unfortunately, this session of qualifying practice hasn't been very positive. I improved my laptime with the qualifying tyre but with the race tyre we didn't make real progresses, the ones with more grip haven't got enough duration and vice-versa. The biggest difficulty today was in the entry of the corners, I do arrive too much on the outside and the changes of direction are quite difficult. We also had some chattering and this made things even harder. Tomorrow, during the warm-up, we will try other solutions to face the race with the best configuration and conquer some more points".

IVAN SILVA #22 (19th - 2'01.433): "Today things went a lot better than yesterday as I improved three seconds my best laptime. My driving is a lot better, yesterday it was the motorcycle to carry me around while today I could make it go where I wanted to; this is the most important thing to make improvements. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to put on the third qualifying tyre and that's a pity as it was softer and I was confident I could improve some more. Tomorrow, I will do my best to make a good race, I want to take advantage of this opportunity they're giving me once again and I would really like to obtain some points for the general classification".

ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of Jose Luis Cardoso: "This afternoon, there have been some improvements with the qualifying tyres while with the race tyres we didn't make any progresses. The tyres we tested during the qualifying session were less performing than the ones we tested in the morning. For the race, we will return to the preceding solutions, after some checking during the warm-up".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jose Luis Cardoso , Ivan Silva , Alex Hofmann