“I want to demonstrate that I can be a top rider”
The Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Team is pleased to announce the confirmation of Alex Hofmann for the 2007 season.
The German rider will be the Team mate of Alex Barros and will have at his disposal the Ducati Desmosedici
GP7, with Bridgestone tyres. His experience, with the Italian bike and the new tyres, will surely be useful for the whole Team, especially with the arrival of the new 800cc.
The first test will be in January, in Malaysia. In the meanwhile, Hofmann will remove the 16 screws and the 2 plates he's got in his foot and in his ankle, from the crash he had last year during the GP of Japan. The operation will be done tomorrow, Friday 3rd November. He will remain in Hospital during 3-4 days and his rehabilitation will take about three weeks.
Alex Hofmann said: "I want to thank Paolo Campinoti, Luis d'Antín and Ducati for this new opportunity. After one year of hard work, during which I always tried to make it the best as I could, thinking about 2007, I'm happy to have the opportunity, as I hoped, to take part in a good season with a great “package” bike- tyres. In 2007, my aim will be to demonstrate that I can be a Top rider in the MotoGP class as well. I can't wait to go on track and make the first test."
Luis d'Antin, team manager, commented: "We're happy to confirm Alex Hofmann for the 2007 season that will be rich of news. He always worked making the maximum during the whole 2006 season, when things weren't easy, and he deserved our trust. He knows the Ducati and the Bridgestone tyres well, which will help us to work immediately in the best way."