Valencian GP: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

FIRST PRACTICE FOR THE PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP TEAM AT VALENCIA Today, the first sessions of free practice were held on the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia. This is the final round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship and also the most...

FIRST PRACTICE FOR THE PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP TEAM AT VALENCIA

Today, the first sessions of free practice were held on the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia. This is the final round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship and also the most expected one. In Spain, where the atmosphere is always fantastic, the Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Team is at home and want to make a good result to end the season in the best way. Alex Hofmann classified himself 18th at the end of the first day; while his Team mate, Jose Luis Cardoso, is 19th. Tomorrow, there will be another session of free practice, before the single qualifying practice session at 2:00pm.

ALEX HOFMANN #66: "This morning, as a beginning, things went quite good. We worked on the set-up and the general balance of the motorcycle; the first approach seemed to be quite satisfying. Unfortunately, this afternoon, the temperature slightly increased and didn't allow us to go on working in the same direction. We made our best, trying many variations but we still haven't found a solution really adapted to our needs. Now we will study all the data for tomorrow. Obviously, the high temperature doesn't help us and we will need to understand why, to resolve the situation. Tomorrow it will be important to make a good result and I will do my best with all my Team".

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30: "From this morning, I can say there have been improvements, about the feeling but also about the general rhythm. We tested many tyres but, the difference between each one of them is always very small and the feeling is never perfect. Tomorrow, we will go on working harder, we will try other solutions, to be coordinated to the tyres we will have at our disposal. I would like to make a good race here, I like this track and I'm at home".

EMANUELE MARTINELLI - Track Engineer of Alex Hofmann "After the quite positive beginning of this morning, it happened what already happened in Estoril. When the temperature slightly increased -we talk about more or less 8°c in today's case-, we begin to have difficulties with the set-up. We will need to analyse every detail of today's data and we will make our best to adapt the set-up of the motorcycle to the tyres, according to the ones we will have at our disposal".

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jose Luis Cardoso , Alex Hofmann