Turkish GP: Pramac d'Antin qualifying notes

Qualifying practice under the rain for Pramac d'Antin MotoGP riders A hard day. The qualifying practice of the GP of Turkey were in wet conditions and this didn't allow the two riders of the Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Team to go on with the...

Qualifying practice under the rain for Pramac d'Antin MotoGP riders

A hard day. The qualifying practice of the GP of Turkey were in wet conditions and this didn't allow the two riders of the Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Team to go on with the development work on the slick tyres, began yesterday during the first two free practice sessions. With the Ducati Desmosedici GP06 "Sat." configured for these wet conditions, Alex Hofmann qualified himself in 17th position while Jose Luis Cardoso in 18th. Tomorrow the MotoGP class race will start at 3.00 p.m. in Turkey (GMT+3).

ALEX HOFMANN #66 (2'11''241): "At the beginning of the session, I had a fairly good feeling on the wet track with the first set of tyres, and I was quite optimistic. Then, at the end, I improved my best time with tyres that I didn't like, and that means that with the first ones I could have gone much faster. Unfortunately the practice was ending and we had no more time to change them, a real pity! These tyres also had a better constancy and this could be positive in case the race would be under the rain as well. For tomorrow, we will see, on wet or dry I will obviously do the maximum to obtain the best result as possible and get points for the third consecutive time".

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (2'11''456): "I Feel good under the rain but today the things didn't go very well. I had some difficulties in the exit of the corners, where you need to open the throttle, I didn't have enough adherence and that's why I didn't managed to get a good position on the grid. That's a pity. Tomorrow I will do my best, my Team is working very good and I would really like to obtain my first point of the season".

ANDRE LAUGIER - Track Engineer of Jose Luis Cardoso: "Today we should have done other test on the new tyres that arrived here in Turkey for us, but the rain didn't allow us to continue the work we began yesterday. In consequence, if the race will be on wet conditions tomorrow, it won't be easy because we had no possibility to define a set-up for our DUCATI that is adapted to this circuit. So the rain surely didn't helped us. Under the rain, we only practiced during the IRTA test in Barcelona and today we had some difficulties choosing the tyres, we were missing some adherence in the exit of the corners and didn't managed to express ourselves in the best way during the official practice session".

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Jose Luis Cardoso , Alex Hofmann