Spanish GP: Pramac D'Antin Saturday notes

BARROS SATISFIED AND CONFIDENT IN JEREZ , SOME DIFFICULTIES FOR HOFMANN. The first qualifying day of the first European World championship race has just finished. For many, the European kick-off marks the true start of the season, as the racing...

BARROS SATISFIED AND CONFIDENT IN JEREZ , SOME DIFFICULTIES FOR HOFMANN.

The first qualifying day of the first European World championship race has just finished. For many, the European kick-off marks the true start of the season, as the racing begins in earnest. Both Pramac d' Antin MotoGP riders didn't achieve the results they had hoped for, but they are strongly motivated to race at the Spanish circuit of Jerez where there will be a crush of fans and spectators. Alex Barros, who qualified in 13th place, is satisfied with his day because he found a good race setting for his bike that will allow him to have a consistent pace. Unfortunately, the afternoon wasn't very good for Alex Hofmann, who couldn't seem to find the right feeling with his bike.

Alex Barros

"I can be happy with my day, even if my position on the starting grid isn't very good! We have found good setting for my DUCATI GP7 and I have the right feeling with it; unfortunately I made some mistakes with the Bridgestone qualifying tires and I wasn't able to obtain the time I was capable of. Despite this, I'm confident for tomorrow because my racepace is consistent and if I start well from the grid, I'm sure to be able to fight for the first five positions! I have a strong desire to race, because I know that it will be a difficult race, but at the same time very exciting; all the rider's times are very close to each other, so every one of us will push at the maximum to do the best we can! I hope to achieve my goal, for both my satisfaction and for my team."

Alex Hofmann

"I don't really know what happened this afternoon, but certainly I'm not satisfied with my performance! The time I made is too high for the start I expected tomorrow. As I already said, the Jerez Circuit is difficult and if you don't made good start, it's really complicated to overtake the others. I'm displeased because I could done better than this, but in MotoGP, some times are better and other times are worse. Tomorrow, before the beginning of the race, we have the warm up, and I hope that could be useful to improve and reallyl understand what the real problems are. I know that I want to achieve good final position so no matter what, I will wage "a war ontrack!"

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Alex Hofmann