Sepang : Pramac d'Antin - Race
Alex Hofmann finished 15th after a difficult race where he gave, as always, his maximum.
The German rider once again finished with a points paying position. José Luis Cardoso, after a hard and hot day, finished 17th with his Ducati Desmosedici
Both Pramac d'Antin riders suffered from a lack of grip that hindered their performance.
The next race will be in Australia at the Phillip Island circuit in just one week, on the 17th of September.
Alex Hofmann (15th): "I did my best and gained important points. My start wasn't the best, and I was stuck behind some slower riders that took valuable time to pass. Unfortunately, it wasn't easy for me because during the early laps, even if the tires had been consistent, I wasn't feeling confident enough to attack. The bike didn't have the necessary traction for me to exploit the awesome power of my DUCATI. When I passed Ellison I was riding with about the same laptimes of Tamada, who was in front of me but far enough away that I was too late to catch and pass him."
José Luis Cardoso (17th): "I am not satisfied. I started well and tried to go with the group of riders in front of me, but I immediately realised that it just wasn't possible. The bike was still sliding from our grip problems, and ultimately, we were unable to solve the traction issues before the end of the weekend.
I completed the race because our team and supporters deserve our maximum commitment and determination to perform at our best."
Paolo Campinoti – CEO Pramac Group: "I came to Malaysia to support our team. Our commitment is unfaltering this season and we want to end it as strongly as possible. I am confident in our 2007 project, and together with Luis d'Antin, we are working very hard to provide our team with good elements and a competitive package so we can begin to be a protagonist next season."