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Hofmann will substitute Gibernau at Assen

Hofmann will substitute Gibernau at Assen

Hofmann will substitute Gibernau at Assen

Pramac d'Antin team has announced that Alex Hofmann will replace Sete Gibernau on the official Ducati Desmosedici GP06. The Spanish rider injured himself during the frightening accident of last Sunday in Spain and his return will depend on the recovery. Gibernau underwent surgery today at Dexeus Hospital and probably will miss next two races. As a replacement for Alex Hofmann, there will be the Spanish Ivan Silva, who attends the Spanish Championship as regular Extreme class rider. This big opportunity gives Hofmann the chance to ride the official Ducati with Bridgestone tyres, but also for Ivan Silva that will ride on the Ducati Desmosedici GP06 for the first time in the World Championship, assisted by the technical staff of the Team PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP. Alex Hofmann:
"I'm excited and so happy! Having the possibility to race on the Official Ducati Desmosedici is an unbelievable opportunity and I will give my 100% to take advantage of it the most I can. I know this motorcycle well, I also know the evolution level of the Bridgestone tyres that I developed until the Valencia GP of the 2005 Championship, with which I had a good feeling that I hope to get back from the first laps I will make in Assen. I'm very motivated and I want to make something good. In our world, these kind of agreement doesn't happen very often and I want to thank everybody: Ducati, Pramac, Luis d'Antin and Paolo Campinoti, for thier confidence, that I hope to reciprocate giving the maximum. I also have a special thought for Sete Gibernau to whom I wish to get well at the soonest and in the best way possible ".

Ivan Silva:
"I didn't expect it and it has really been a great surprise! Having the opportunity to make a race with the Ducati Desmosedici GP06"Sat." of the Pramac d'Antin Ducati MotoGP is simply fantastic. Besides, I already know the Team very well, racing in the Extreme category of the Spanish Championship with them, and I'm really happy to get the chance to make this experience with them. I would like to thank everybody for having given me this opportunity, and I hope not to disappoint anybody!".

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, A-STYLE TT ASSEN

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