MORE POINTS FOR CARDOSO, BAD LUCK FOR HOFMANN Today on the Sachsenring Circuit, Jose Luis Cardoso finished the race in 14th position. With this result, he obtained two more points for the 2006 MotoGP World Championship general ...
MORE POINTS FOR CARDOSO, BAD LUCK FOR HOFMANN
Today on the Sachsenring Circuit, Jose Luis Cardoso finished the race in 14th position. With this result, he obtained two more points for the 2006 MotoGP World Championship general classification, two important points for the Team Pramac d'Antin MotoGp, especially after the bad luck that had the German rider Alex Hofmann during his "home" GP. He was actually forced to retire himself after only two laps, for an electronical problem. A real pity as he had done a good start and was riding with other riders that had preceded him during the practice. From here, all the Teams and riders of the MotoGP class will directly fly to the United States, where will take place the eleventh round of the Championship on the Laguna Seca Circuit, near Monterey, California.
JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (14th): "We finished the race with a slightly better rhythm than in the practice. Unfortunately, from mid-race until the arrival, I had some difficulties with the grip on the rear, it was quite difficult to enter the corners. I went on giving the maximum, to be the most consistent as possible and I am happy about the two points we obtained. These are important points and I really want to thank my Team for the work they did during the whole weekend, especially on Friday when I crashed and the motorcycles was seriously damaged".
ALEX HOFMANN #66 (retired): "I'm really disappointed. I had done a good start, I was with Elias, Edwards and De Puniet and from what I saw from the pitbox I think I would have managed to keep their pace. It has been a real pity because, for the first time, I could have done a race with other riders that have different tyres and configurations. Unfortunately, there has been a problem with my bike and I was forced to retire myself. I think I am really unlucky here at Sachsenring, as in two years, I made no more than two laps during these two races. I'm quite sad because I really wanted to make a good race in front of my public".
ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of Jose Luis Cardoso: "We slightly reduced our distance from the first riders, having a better rhythm. There has been a small evolution and we mustn't stop ourselves, we must go on working harder to improve our rhythm and manage to reach the other riders' level".