TEAM PRAMAC D'ANTIN CONFIDENT; IN ASSEN DUTCH TT CIRCUIT AFTER FREE PRACTICE DAY First free practice day, ended in positive way on Ducth TT circuit in Assen for Pramac d'Antin Team, which work so hard, for Saturday's race. Alex Barros and Alex...
TEAM PRAMAC D'ANTIN CONFIDENT; IN ASSEN DUTCH TT CIRCUIT AFTER FREE PRACTICE DAY
First free practice day, ended in positive way on Ducth TT circuit in Assen for Pramac d'Antin Team, which work so hard, for Saturday's race. Alex Barros and Alex Hofmann, well opened their ninth appointment making good free practice session especially in the morning and obtained the eight and fifth positions respectively , riding with their desmosedici with Bridgestone tires.
The Brazilian rider, veteran on Dutch circuit was able to find a good feeling with the whole package bike-tires that make him very confident for the race.
The situation is as much positive for The German Team-mate Hofmann, who, not considering the afternoon session recorder time, is satisfied for his practice day and particularly confident to be able to obtain his hoped result on Saturday, thanks to his constant race pace.
Alex Barros(1'38.485 -- 2 0 laps):
"I'm satisfied for my first day spent in Assen. The bike has a good set-up and made us able to be really competitive. The feeling we have found here is better than in Donington and for this reason I'm particularly confident for Saturday's race. Today we worked both on tires and bike set-up to individualize the most satisfactory solution; we have to do some more adjustment in order to be more fast on the T2 and T8, two turns that I'm not like so much and give me some difficulties loosing important time. Tomorrow I hope to have the possibility to make further improvement , but even if the weather will be not so good, I'm not worried because my race configuration and pace are already competitive."
Alex Hofmann (1'38.846 -- 22 laps):
"Today we worked so hard and we have made tests as much as possible to try all material we thought important for the race. In general have been a positive day, especially in the morning when I recorded the fifth position. During the afternoon practice I had some little difficulties, maybe due to the wind that was particularly noising; unfortunately I make my time better only for few thousandth, but I'm not worried about that, I've a good feeling and my race pace is constant. We need only to do small adjustment to avoid to lose too much time in the chicane."