Portuguese GP: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

THE TEAM PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP IS CONCENTRATED ON THE SET-UP The whole Team Pramac D'Antin MotoGP worked with big engagement during the first day of free practice on the Portuguese circuit of Estoril, which track has recently been ...

THE TEAM PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP IS CONCENTRATED ON THE SET-UP

The whole Team Pramac D'Antin MotoGP worked with big engagement during the first day of free practice on the Portuguese circuit of Estoril, which track has recently been resurfaced in some parts. Both riders are very motivated to finish the 2006 season in the best way, Alex Hofmann and Jose Luis Cardoso, respectively 18th and 20th after the first practice sessions, mainly concentrated themselves on the search of the best set-up for the Ducati Desmosedici GP 06 "Sat.". Tomorrow morning, there will be another session of free practice that will allow the whole team to go on working on possible variations, before having to face the single session of qualifying practice at 2:00 p.m., local time (GMT+1).

ALEX HOFMANN #66 (18th - 1'41.146): "Today we worked a lot but tomorrow won't be easier, we need to verify many things on the set-up. I need more feeling with the rear to be able to ride the motorcycle as I want to. Resolving this difficulty will be our priority tomorrow. We must analyze all the data we collected today and then work on the set-up, to adapt it the most possible to the tyres, which are suffering a lot here. I'm really motivated, tomorrow we will need to make a big step ahead to reach the other riders and to be in the conditions to make a good race. I'm really looking forward to it".

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (20th - 1'42.319): "From this morning, there were improvements but this is not enough. Tomorrow, we will go on working on the set-up, we need more grip on the rear. There are still many variations to test and I'm sure we will keep on improving. With my Team, we will make our best not to disappoint all the public that will be present to follow me on Sunday; living about 400km from here, this is nearly a "home" race for me".

Emanuele Martinelli - Track Engineer of Alex Hofmann "Today we tested many variations on the set-up but we still haven't found the ideal solution. Luckily, we still have two sessions of practice left at our disposal and this will allow us to go on working on many details. A lot depends on the tyres, but we will make our best to find the most adequate set-up that will allow Hofmann to make the race in the best conditions".

-credit: pramac.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Hofmann