Turkish GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

ALEX BARROS IMPROVES, DIFFICULT DAY FOR ALEX HOFMANN In the second day at the Istanbul circuit, all the MotoGP riders was engaged in the qualifying session for the race. Both the Pramac d'Antin riders, weren't able to achieve the hoped position...

ALEX BARROS IMPROVES, DIFFICULT DAY FOR ALEX HOFMANN

In the second day at the Istanbul circuit, all the MotoGP riders was engaged in the qualifying session for the race. Both the Pramac d'Antin riders, weren't able to achieve the hoped position on the grid, but tomorrow they'll push at their maximum for a good result.

Despite Istanbul Park being a new track for the Brazilian Barros, and riding in a poor physical condition, the rider is satisfied with his performance that was one second better than yesterday and is hopeful of riding up to his ability.

For Alex Hofmann this day wasn't very satisfaying , the German who obtained a good final time yesterday, wasn't able to be very fast with the Bridgestone Qualifying tyres and doesn't start in a good position tomorrow.

Alex Barros(1'54.775 with race tyres -- 1'54.082 with qualifying tyres): "Today my performance was certainly better than yesterday but not enough to be able to achieve good times. Unfortunately my physical condition wasn't very good, I had bad flu and today too I am really straining to ride my bike; I'm always tired. Despite this, I can be satisfied with my team's work; this time I'm guilty for my result because some times I made mistakes and I lost precious tenths. I feel good with race tyres, but with the qualifying one we need to lower times as far as we possibly can. In the morning, we work on bike's setting, making a lot changes to the electronic calibration that gives us important results; I know I'm not in a very favourable position, at the same time I hope for a good race".

Alex Hofmann(1'54.742 with race tyres -- 1'54.421 with qualifying tyres): "What I can say? I don't know! Today was a bad day for me. Yesterday I was satisfied and confident with my results and now, when it is very important to be at least in the top ten, I'm too far behind to start my race well. The real problem was the qualifying tyres, with the race ones I have good feeling and I can be fast, but with qualifiers we are so far from the right solution. The only thing I'm happy about today, is my bike set-up. I felt good with it. I think that tomorrow will be very hard for us, but I'll undertake to do the best I can. One thing is sure, for the next race we have to choose the right tyre if we want achieve our aim".

-credit: pda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Alex Hofmann