Today on the circuit of Brno, one of the longest track of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship’s calendar, took place the race of the MotoGP class, and the Spanish IVAN SILVA ended it in 18th with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. The rider from Barcelona, substituting for the third time the German ALEX HOFMANN, also managed to improve the best laptime he did on Saturday with the race tyres. JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, not satisfied about the performance of the tyres, retired himself after six laps.

The next race will be on the 10th September at Sepang, Malaysia, just before two other races out of Europe, in Japan and Malaysia.

IVAN SILVA #22 (18th): “I’m happy because I ended another MotoGP race. I managed to improve my laptimes and I rode faster at the end of the race when the tyres were consumed. This means a lot to me, we made good progresses. The Team has been assisting me very well during the whole weekend, helping me to correct my driving style and to be more regular. I would like to thank once again Luis d’Antín, PRAMAC and all the sponsors for this new opportunity and their trust in me. I remain at their disposal for any other eventuality”.

JOSE LUIS CARDOSO #30 (not classified): “I retired myself because the tyre was much worse than during the warm-up. For the whole weekend, we’ve been having many difficulties with the tyres and also technically speaking, which made us lose much time in the practice. During the race, we used the best tyre we had but it was worse than predicted. That’s why going on didn’t seem the best solution to me. In this situation, personally and sportingly speaking, I can’t be at 100%.”.

EMANUELE MARTINELLI – Track Engineer of Ivan Silva: “There have been big difficulties with the tyres from Friday and things didn’t improve a lot. SILVA did his job as he had to, he made everything he could make in these conditions. Besides, he registered his best laptime with race tyres during the last laps of the races and this means a lot. He changed his way of driving, that is not really adequate when the tyres do slide, managing to raise the motorcycle sooner in the exit of the corners and remaining less down with the bike. He has been really clever, and let’s not forget that it must be quite difficult to pass from one bike to another in so a short time as he’s been doing in these last weeks”.


1. Loris Capirossi             in 43’40.145

2. Valentino Rossi                   at 4.902

3. Daniel Pedrosa                   at 8.012

4. Kenny Roberts Jr.             at 14.800

5. Marco Melandri                 at 15.025

18. Ivan Silva                   at 1’44.775

Jose Luis Cardoso:        not classified

Conditions: Dry / Air: 24°c / Ground: 36°c / Humidity: 21%



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