Pramac D'Antin Qatar test 2007-02-13

FIRST DAY OF TESTING AT QATAR FOR THE PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP TEAM After a powerful performance shown two weeks ago at Phillip Island, the PRAMAC D'ANTIN MotoGP Team start in very good form the first day of the official test on the...

FIRST DAY OF TESTING AT QATAR FOR THE PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP TEAM

After a powerful performance shown two weeks ago at Phillip Island, the PRAMAC D'ANTIN MotoGP Team start in very good form the first day of the official test on the Losail Circuit, Qatar. The new three days of testing, which take place on February 13th 14th and 15th, represent the first pre- season event in which participate all the 21 MotoGP riders. Alex Barros e Alex Hofmann continued to develop positively the GP7 equipped with Bridgestone tires having in mind the objective to be at the best in the first race that will take place the 10th March just at the Losail Circuit.

Alex Barros (1'57.690 - 50 laps):"I am quite satisfied of this first test day. I continued my adaptation to the Ducati GP7 800cc machine, working on the base setting which will allow me to be faster and consistent in the next two days of test. We have to improve hence tomorrow we will continue the work on the chassis further to the test several Bridgestone tires. I am sure we will be better tomorrow".

Alex Hofmann (1'57.800 - 55 laps): "Good first day of testing. We worked a lot so we found the right setting of the GP7 which will allow me tomorrow to work well on the tires, especially on the rear. We will have many options to test and I am sure we will improve a lot. Today I clocked my best laptime alone on the track. I was constant on the pace and this is the most important thing for me. I am not satisfied about the gap but I have to say that ten riders are very close, all in less of a second".

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Track Engineer of Alex Barros:" We are stil trying to find the set-up that make the GP7 more faster and easy to ride. Today we made modifications on the chassis but i am sure we can improbe a lot. Tomorrow we will work in this direction trying further solutions, then we will focus on the test of Bridgestone tires".

Emanuele Martinelli - Track Engineer of Alex Hofmann: "We have already found a good setting which is not very far from the Sepang and Phillip Island one. It means that we are working in the right direction. The data gathered in the last tests were very useful for our work. I am confident for tomorrow".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Alex Hofmann