German GP: Pramac d'Antin qualifying notes

HOFMANN IS READY FOR HIS FANS AND CARDOSO WANTS MORE POINTS Today, the qualifying practice of the tenth round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship took place on the Circuit of Sachsenring, Germany. The riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP,...

HOFMANN IS READY FOR HIS FANS AND CARDOSO WANTS MORE POINTS

Today, the qualifying practice of the tenth round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship took place on the Circuit of Sachsenring, Germany. The riders of the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGP, Alex Hofmann and Jose Luis Cardoso, classified themselves respectively in 17th and 19th position on the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 "Sat.". Unfortunately, the German rider, racing "at home", was victim of a crash at the end of the Official Practice session, betrayed by the front as he was making a fast lap with the qualifying tyres. A crash luckily without any consequences that won't keep him from giving the best of himself during his National GP race. Hofmann is very enthusiast and the whole Team is full of confidence. The race of the MotoGP class will start a bit earlier, at 12:30 here in Germany.

ALEX HOFMANN #66 (17th - 1'24.115):

"I'm quite satisfied about the work we made today. I feel ready for the race, I rode with a constant rhythm and this makes me more confident. I would like to ride with lower laptimes but today it was not possible to make anything more than what we actually made. Let's hope that the gap we have from the first riders will come down some more during the race, I would like to make a good result here in front of all my fans. This afternoon, with the qualifying tyres, I rode like the best riders preceding me in the classification in some sectors of the track. In the first part of the circuit, I wasn't losing much ground. Unfortunately, in the last lap, after having done my best first partial, I lose the front and crashed. This doesn't help me about the confidence. I'm quite disappointed about it because I'm a rider that usually crash a few times only. Anyway, we are ready for tomorrow's race and I will give the maximum to in front of my public".

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (19th - 1'24.651):

"I can't be satisfied with my position but, from the last races, we are closer to the first riders with our rhythm and laptimes. I'm going on improving my feeling on our DUCATI and I hope that everything will be alright tomorrow. I want to make a good race, all my Team really deserves it".

ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of Jose Luis Cardoso:

"Unfortunately, yesterday's crash didn't help us and we lose much time in this morning's practice session. During the afternoon, we managed to put everything back in order. Even if CARDOSO is getting back more confidence with his motorcycle, there is still a lot of work left to do and the whole team is giving the maximum. Tomorrow, we hope to make a good race and obtain more points for the Championship general classification".

-pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jose Luis Cardoso , Alex Hofmann