TEST DAY FOR THE TEAM PRAMAC D' ANTIN MOTOGP ON THE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA CIRCUIT After the second race of the world Championship 2007, the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP, spent one day on the Jerez de la Frontera Circuit, to make some tests. The...
TEST DAY FOR THE TEAM PRAMAC D' ANTIN MOTOGP ON THE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA CIRCUIT
After the second race of the world Championship 2007, the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP, spent one day on the Jerez de la Frontera Circuit, to make some tests. The aim was to find the best setting for the next race in Istanbul, but because of the bad weather conditions, the Pramac d' Antin Riders could only look for the rain setting on their Ducati GP7. For both Barros and Hofmann this day was positive because they were able to find a good feeling, and they got some important data to setup their bikes in rain conditions.
Alex Barros (1'52.132 -- 37 laps):
"Despite bad weather, I'm happy for the results we got. It was the first time I tried the Ducati GP7 in the rain and at the beginning I had some troubles. My Team did a good job and finally I succeded in driving with confidence, and I got the right feeling with this kind of conditions that made me riding fast. Today we made some job trying two different types of Bridgestone tyres, but we focused manly on the rear. I'm very satisfied because my laptime was good and I'm confident that in case of rain, we have a solid base to start."
Alex Hofmann (1'52.610 -- 58 laps):
"Today I hoped we could find a good weather, because after my bad Sunday we have to try a lot of things, but I could only get down on track with rain setting. Neverthless I'm pleased with this day, because it was the first time I rode the DUCATI GP7 800cc with Bridgestone rain tires, and I got a good feeling. In this afternoon we worked a lot on mapping trying to get a more smooth engine character, and trying to achieve the best balance; then we changed different types of tires finding a satisfying one. After this test I got again the right feeling to go on, and I hope to run an exciting race in Istanbul."