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Quietly confident Barros set for Ducati factory visit

Quietly confident Barros set for Ducati factory visit

Pramac d'Antin rider Alex Barros has had a positive first third of his ‘comeback season' onboard the Ducati satellite Desmosedici GP7, and will take up an offer from the Italian manufacturer to pay a fleeting visit to their Borgo Panigale factory before next week's race at Mugello.

Pramac d'Antin rider Alex Barros has had a positive first third of his ‘comeback season' onboard the Ducati satellite Desmosedici GP7, and will take up an offer from the Italian manufacturer to pay a fleeting visit to their Borgo Panigale factory before next week's race at Mugello. This is the Brazilian's first season riding a Ducati, and he has already shown his capabilities with a best result of fourth at the Grand Prix of Turkey. He now gets a chance to see the production of the 800cc monster first hand.

"Before I arrive in Tuscany, I will spend one day iat Borgo Panigale," explained Barros. " I'm very happy to receive this invitation and I hope that I can reward them with a good race; obviously I would also benefit from some overdue luck when we start on track!"

As for the Gran Premio d'Italia Alice itself, the MotoGP veteran is optimistic about his chances of returning to the podium at the scene of his 2001 triumph.

"I know the Mugello circuit very well, and I think that I was one of the first riders to run there after its renovation. I also won a premier class race there back in 2001 and, for this reason, I'm quietly confident for the race," he noted. "The most important thing is that my team continue to work in a positive way. In fact, during the two previous races, we obtained a perfect set-up with the Bridgestone-Ducati package, but unfortunately, the race didn't give us the deserved result. I hope that in Mugello, everything will be perfect. The track really suits the Ducati, so we will have to make the best use of the engine power that we have."

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Alex Barros

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