Valencia : d'Antin Pramac - Race
Today was the end of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship, on the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia.
Unfortunately, both PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP riders went out of the track during the race.
In the Championship Final Classification,
ALEX HOFMANN closed in 17th position with 30 points, while his Team mate, JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, concluded in 20th position with 10 points.
ALEX HOFMANN #66 (not classified): “I crashed in the second corner. The conditions weren't really favourable for us today, I hadn't a good feeling with the tyres. My rhythm was quite high and that's why I tried to increase it, to try to reach Tamada and Checa. Unfortunately, things went not in the right way and I lose the front, which is a real pity as I wanted to make a good race. It has been a really difficult season and I would like to thank especially all my mechanics because they always made the 100%”.
JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (not classified): “I'm sorry about the crash, I went wide after a high-side. I had many difficulties with the tyres but it was, without any doubt, my best race of the season; it has been a real pity not to pass under the chequered flag, especially in front of my public. I want to thank my Team for the work they did during the whole year.
I would have liked to end the season in a better way but, as everyone always says: these are the races”.
LUIS D'ANTIN (Team Manager): “Unfortunately, this Championship has been really difficult for the whole Team. Anyway, I'm happy about all the new agreements we've already reached for the 2007. We're confident to compete at a high level next year.”