TT Assen: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

CARDOSO WANTS MORE POINTS, SILVA IS READY FOR THE DEBUT The weather conditions were stable today, so both riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP took full advantage of both practice sessions. Jose Luis Cardoso classified himself in 17th...

CARDOSO WANTS MORE POINTS, SILVA IS READY FOR THE DEBUT

The weather conditions were stable today, so both riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP took full advantage of both practice sessions. Jose Luis Cardoso classified himself in 17th position with the Ducati Desmosedici GP06 "Sat.", preceding his "temporary" Team mate by a few hundredth. Ivan Silva already demonstrated that he has great qualities of adaptation in his first experience on a MotoGP bike.

Tomorrow the start of the race of the MotoGP class will be at 2 p.m.. The whole Team has worked intensively and hopes that the weather conditions will remain dry.

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (16th - 1'39.406): "The things went better today than during the other races, our distance from the first riders is now a bit lower. We worked for the race and our rhythm is now more regular; there are improvements and we only need to verify the real duration of our tyres during the races. At the end of today's qualifying session, I used two qualifying tyres but I committed some errors and that's why I couldn't exploit them to the maximum. Tomorrow, we will see what will happen, I will give my maximum and I would really like to gain other points after the ones I obtained in the Catalunya GP".

IVAN SILVA #22 (17th - 1'39.496): "The situation is very positive, we worked in a good way, there were no crashes and I can say I am satisfied. It's a pity I had no time to put the second qualifying tyre on as I was hoping to lower my best laptime ; I knew the places where I could improve. As a first experience, I'm really happy to be on the grid at three seconds from the first riders, especially because I didn't have much time to adapt myself to this new experience. I want to thank LUIS D'ANTIN and the Team, PRAMAC and all our sponsors to have me given this opportunity. Tomorrow I will give the maximum and we will see what will happen during the race".

ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of IVAN SILVA: "We are satisfied because we thought we would have qualified farther from the first riders. We already knew his valour but I think it's clear that IVAN has that talent to race in MotoGP. We worked very good yesterday and today, improving during every practice session. IVAN has actually got very good sensations and we did a great job together. Tomorrow morning, during the warm-up, we will try to make some changes, to improve even more the configuration of our motorcycle for the race and to allow our rider to express himself in the best way. IVAN has a lot of potential, I am sure he will go on surprising us".

-pda-

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