Australian GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes




Today the qualifying positions were established for tomorrow's race in Phillip Island circuit. Three of the four Ducati's in MotoGP will start from the first ten positions, with the Pramac-Dantin Team situated in seventh place, filling the Team with great hopes for tomorrow's event. 
Alex Barros carried on in great form today, finishing the morning session in third position, and the afternoon's session in seventh, meaning he will start from the third row.  Chaz Davies will start from the sixth row after qualifying in only his second MotoGP appearance in 17th place. 
Tomorrow the race will begin at 3:00PM (local time), an hour later than typical for the European rounds.  

<strong>Alex Barros (21 laps. 1´30,32).</strong> “Today I'm very happy, because since the morning I have had a good rhythm, riding well in the dry and in the wet. This is my best Qualifying position of the season, and I hope to make a good start and fight with those in the first positions. The wind didn't bother me so much today, but for tomorrow everything is still a little bit up in the air, because we don't know if it will be a wet or dry race.  In any case, I feel like I've got a lot of potential to do well here tomorrow”.

<strong>Chaz Davies (19 laps. 1´32,04).</strong> “In the Qualifying session, we tried some modifications that we think will make the bike work better for tomorrow's race.  I'm having problems in two corners because they're quite bumpy which is making the front end move around as much as the back and I'm losing a lot of time there.  Also, I'm still not able to take full advantage of the Qualifying Bridgestones.  For the warm-up, I hope to improve some things, since we've changed the bike a bit, and for the race I need to get a good clean start so I can recover positions as quickly as possible”.

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Chaz Davies , Phillip Island