The Brazilian enjoyed a positive test at PI
The Pramac d'Antin MotoGP team ended the three day test in Australia in a positive way.
The Team is decidedly satisfied about the work done and very confident they are progressing in the right direction for the Ducati GP
Alex Barros, after recording the best time at the end of the first and second days testing, focused himself on testing the Bridgestone tyres, totaling 47 laps in 1'30.410. Alex Hofmann, tried qualifying tyres for the first time, making a good time of 1'30.210 that confirmed the fifth satisfactory time, completed yesterday.
The race simulation of both the riders, showed consistent performance and confirmed the excellent italo-spain Team moment. The next test will take place in Qatar on Losail circuit, from the 13 to 15 February.
Alex Barros (1'30.410 – 47 laps): “Today we used only Bridgestone race tyres, having tried yesterday the qualifying round, making a good time of 1'30.010; a performance that reveal a high level of improvement if compared with others rider times, today obtained with soft tyres. Having already individualized a good general bike set-up, we focused in one race simulation with satisfying results. I'm very happy about the work done, my Team and the obtained results. I have to Thank Ducati for the material at my disposition.”
Alex Hofmann (1'30.210 – 53 laps): “Still Today we made good work, I'm very satisfied; I have the right feeling with the Team and all the technical package at my disposition. We have made further set-up refinements, with the identified base was good.
Today I tried qualifying tyres, but I haven't pushed at maximum because was my first time. The race set-up is consistent and make us confident. I'm very satisfied with my Team to prepare within 1 hour if possible to prepare for the next test in Qatar where I want re-confirm our fast and with consistent rhythm”
Luis d'Antin – Team Principal: “We are very satisfied with this three days testing. The Team have worked well and we believe with confidence for the next test and season 2007. Ducati realize this is an excellent project with the GP7; one of our principal focus's is continue to support the Company from Borgo Panigale as well as we can and reach important results. We have to continue to work in this direction”.