Valencian GP: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

<strong>ALEX BARROS IN SEVENTH ON THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES, WHILST CHAZ DAVIES SUFFERS A CRASH. </strong> ...

<strong>ALEX BARROS IN SEVENTH ON THE FIRST DAY OF FREE PRACTICES, WHILST CHAZ DAVIES SUFFERS A CRASH.

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The first day of Free Practices has once again seen the day dominated by Casey Stoner and his Ducati GP7, as evidenced by his first positions in both of the day's sessions, and demonstrating the potential the Australian holds.The Pramac-d'Antin Team had varying results, with Alex Barros finishing the day in seventh place, whereas his team mate, Chaz Davies, suffered a heavy crash during the morning session and was unable to partake in the afternoon session after being transported to the Hospital of Valencia to verify the extent of his injuries. 

The Qualifying Practice will begin at 13:50 PM (local time) and will determine the starting order for the race on Sunday.

<strong>Alex Barros (23 laps. 1´33´54).</strong> “<em>During the afternoon free practice, we were able to improve the front and the rear a lot, for which I'm satisfied and confident for tomorrow morning.  Also, we have tried to find the best tire, as far as durability, looking towards the race on Sunday. Concerning the engine, we continued to perfect small aspects of the delivery, and have reaped it's benefits,  In addition, we're starting tomorrow with a fresh engine which will give me a little "extra boost" and help me to lower my times so I can get a good spot on the grid during Qualifying”.

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<strong>Chaz Davies (Crash).</strong> <em>”It's a shame I crashed this morning, because I had a good feeling with the bike and was going well.  The crash was my fault, because on my out lap I went a bit slow and when I tried to force the pace coming onto the straight the rear tire was still cold and the traction control wasn't able to compensate so I was launched up. Tomorrow I'll try to ride, and I hope I'm not in too much pain because now my hand and back are hurting pretty bad”.</em>

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alex Barros , Chaz Davies , Casey Stoner