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Alex Hofmann classified himself in twentieth position at the end of the Qualifying Practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix, actually closing this long Asiatic tour. The German rider made the maximum even though he had traction difficulties...

Alex Hofmann classified himself in twentieth position at the end of the Qualifying Practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix, actually closing this long Asiatic tour. The German rider made the maximum even though he had traction difficulties with the tires of his Ducati Desmosedici GP6 "Sat". For the race, he hopes to fight once again with the riders that are preceding him to conquest more points for the general classification. Jose Luis Cardoso finished in twenty-first position and tomorrow will make his best to obtain a good result.

The race will start tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (GMT+9).

ALEX HOFMANN #66 (20th - 1'48.748): "I gave the 100% but in these conditions it was difficult to make anything more. Today I was at most and I'm not satisfied. Even if we are quite far from the first riders in qualifying configuration, I'm confident about the race as my DUCATI has a very constant pace. The Team has been working a lot in these days and I really want to thank every member of it. Tomorrow, I would like to fight as in Phillip Island to get some more points. I must make a good start and then I hope to have some luck as well. These 24 laps will surely be a great show!"

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (21st - 1'50.359): "I made the best I could but todays' qualifying practice couldn't go much better for us. I have difficulties with the traction and tomorrow, during the warm-up, we will try to arrange the last details and allow me to make a good race. I'm confident about the constant pace I have at my disposal and the stability of my motorcycle to get back some positions and satisfy my sponsors, my fans and my Team that assisted me with precision and efficiency".

EMANUELE MARTINELLI - Track Engineer of Alex Hofmann: "The general situation of this Grand Prix is better than what could be seen today. We suffered riding in qualifying configuration but we are optimistic for the race. Hofmann's motorcycle is quite stable and the pace with the race tires is constant. I think there are good possibilities to see our rider fighting with the others to obtain some points tomorrow".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jose Luis Cardoso , Alex Hofmann , Phillip Island