Pramac Racing press release
It’s Positive, The Last Day Of Jerez Test For The Pramac Team
A very positive final day of MotoGp winter test, in Jerez, for the Pramac Ducati Team. In the spanish session of Irta Test, the Green Team worked with their rider, trying differents set-up to search the best one, according to the weather and the track conditions.
In this final day, Hèctor Barberà, rided for 91 laps, which are equivalent to the length of three races.
During the day, Hèctor also tryed the new front Bridgestone tyre, which highlighted a good work between the pneumatic tyres and the machine. Despite the final 11th palce, in 1.40.287, the assesment of these 3 days in Jerez, was strongly positive for the Pramac Racing Team.
Hèctor and his crew, during these days of test, collected a good deal of informations about the Ducati’s and they also found differents tune-up for their return to the track and for the 2nd round of the season in late April.
Héctor Barberà - Pramac Racing Team Rider
"To be honest, these 3 days was a little bit strange, mainly due to the windly weather conditions. We made numerous adjustments on our Ducati and we worked particularly on the electronic set-up. After yesterday, we lost a lot of time, due to bad weather condition, but today we worked tirelessly to make a step forward. I rided for 91 laps. We found a good set-up and now I’m able to ride in a better way, in particolar with the tyres. When I tryed to improve my best lap time, there was ,on track, a lot of riders and I lost my chance. But I’m satisfied with how the test went. We also tested the new Bridgestone tyres, which worked very well with our Ducati.”
Marco Rigamonti – Track Engineer Pramac Racing Team –
“These 3 days was very difficult for us, due to the weather conditions. But, fortunately, today we worked in a positive way. We found a nice feeling with the bike and we also found differents good solutions with tyres, compared to the Malaysian test, during which we had some problems with the tyres wear. Now we got a good set-up, which allow us to mantain our lap time, also with wear tyres. We tested the new Bridgestone tyres, but only for few laps, because we prefered to work on the materials that we will certainly have got.”