Un unexpected sun was shining in England today and the practice of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP has been quite positive. The Team has been working for the race, with the aim of finding a good rhythm; the development of the tyres is going on and...
Un unexpected sun was shining in England today and the practice of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP has been quite positive. The Team has been working for the race, with the aim of finding a good rhythm; the development of the tyres is going on and there are signs of improvements. Ivan Silva, at his second race in MotoGP and on a track he never saw before, classified himself in 18th position, preceding his compatriot Jose Luis Cardoso by a few hundredth. Tomorrow morning, there will be another session of free practice at 10a.m., English time, before the single session of qualifying practice at 2 p.m. The Team will go on working on the tyres and will concentrate itself on the definition of the setting of the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 "Sat.", with DUNLOP tyres.
IVAN SILVA #22 (18th - 1'32.524): "I'm quite happy. We kept the same gap we had from the first riders at Assen. Besides, we must consider I never had seen this track before. The setting of the motorcycle seems good and the material DUNLOP supplied us here is better than the one we had in Holland. For the moment, I find it difficult to get a good rhythm alone, surely because of the complicated characteristics of this track, as things immediately goes better when I follow some rider. Tomorrow, we will have more time to practice, I will get more used to the circuit and my aim is to get a good rhythm by myself".
JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (19th - 1'32.576): "Today, we made a good job, we concentrated ourselves on the race tyres and I can say there have been improvements, their performance is more constant and we have a better rhythm. Tomorrow, we will test other tyres and we will work to find an optimal setting for the motorcycle. I'm sure that everything will go in a better way, I like this track very much, it's very different from the 500 with which I raced here the last time".
ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of Ivan Silva: "The young rider goes on with his apprenticeship. He needs to learn the track, as he never saw it before and this is a very difficult circuit. We're satisfied, IVAN is improving very quickly, his progression is really positive. Besides, today we tested a new tyre and it gave better results in its duration, we're optimistic and tomorrow we will go on working for the race.".