CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESSION FOR ALEX BARROS AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA Alex Barros worked conscientiously and meticulously through the testing program scheduled for his second outing on his Ducati GP7, continuing his adaptation to the bike and...
CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESSION FOR ALEX BARROS AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Alex Barros worked conscientiously and meticulously through the testing program scheduled for his second outing on his Ducati GP7, continuing his adaptation to the bike and focusing on the overall bike set-up. The Pramac D'Antin rider pressed on to further understand the characteristics of the new bike, and slightly modified his riding style. The Brazilian completed 65 laps today, clocking a best time of 1'41.276 using qualifying tires. It's a good return fro Barros who rode his Bridgestone-shod Ducati GP7 to a respectable eight position while concentrating on learning the subtleties of his new machine.
The next Winter Test scheduled for the Pramac D'Antin team will take place at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia from January 22nd to 24th, 2007.
ALEX BARROS #4 (1'41.276, 65 laps): "Overall, the Jerez test was very positive. I am satisfied with the feeling we achieved in concert with the new technical package. We defined a good balance of the front suspension settings, while we can still improve the rear. The Bridgestone tires were amazing, especially the qualifying one with which I clocked my today's best time. I am very happy to have this quality of material at my disposal. We can truly say we reached our objectives of discovering and understanding the new GP7, and defining the general settings of the bike. We will go to Malaysia for the next test with a good base set-up, and with clear ideas on how to improve the total package. I would like to thank Pramac and Ducati, for giving me all their support to carry out these important tests".
FABIANO STERLACCHINI - Alex Barros Track Engineer: "We are satisfied with the comprehensive result of our last day of testing. We worked steadily on the geometry of the machine to try and understand all the possibilities we have for chassis settings. We improved the general balance of the bike, first concentrating on the front, and later, the rear. Barros altered his riding style a little bit, and in this way, gained a better time lap. The data gathered during the Jerez test will be analyzed, and we will use it as our base to begin the Malaysian tests with.