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Alex Barros, ninth in Qatar and eleventh in Spain, is actually tenth overall, but his aim is to do a race up to his talent in the head group. To raise up in the classification is the same aim for the German Alex Hofmann; after a good race in...

Alex Barros, ninth in Qatar and eleventh in Spain, is actually tenth overall, but his aim is to do a race up to his talent in the head group. To raise up in the classification is the same aim for the German Alex Hofmann; after a good race in Qatar he stopped in Jerez for some technical problems.

Afterwards, both the rider are determined to push at their maximum to achieve their objectives, starting from the Friday 20th in free practices, to end in Sunday 22th April with the race.

Alex Barros (10 overall -- 12 points): "I'm very happy to come back to Istanbul because I like that track so much. I haven't a lot of data at my disposal to do a forecast, I have run in Turkey only one time in 2005, but I know that Ducati always obtained there good results. This year, however, we have different bikes, so to understand our level on this track, we have to run at least some laps on track! As my concern, I'm deep motivated to do my best to be able to reach my prefixed results; in the firsts two race, I made some mistakes, but I think I was unlucky too; we worked well in bike's setting and then I had some problem with the front. I'm confident for my next race, if everything will taking the right way, I will be able to have my hoped results."

Alex Hofmann (13 overall -- 5 points): "Finally the moment to ride again has arrived! This three weeks's stop was very useful for my athletic and psychologic training, now I'm deep motivated for this third MotoGP date! I like a lot the Istanbul's race, in my opinion the track is wonderful and it suites with both Bridgestone tires and Ducati GP7. I'm very impatient to go down on track, because in the firsts two races we didn't our best; now we want to show that we can achieve the first ten positions".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Alex Hofmann