Alex Barros - First test rides with Klaffi Honda - February 6th 2006
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Alex Barros passed a first test with his Klaffi
Honda Fireblade on the Italian island. A new race track and dry weather
during the first two days - the conditions were nearly perfect.
Alex Barros: "We started on Saturday last week. In the morning there was
some basic work to do but already in the afternoon I was out on a 2005
Klaffi Honda Fireblade.
After some slow laps in the beginning I became more and more familiar
with the bike and the tyres. Only a short time later I already opened
the throttle and I did as much kilometres as possible.
On Sunday I changed to the new 2006 Klaffi Honda Fireblade and this was
a pleasant surprise. This Fireblade is even better than the 2005 bike.
The whole package is terrific. The Pirelli tyres are excellent. They
have a perfect grip. It was great to ride this bike.
Only on Monday we had a break caused by bad weather conditions. We still
stay to Tuesday. And I hope to do some laps more. It is important to
push the bike to the limits because I want to get to know the complete
characteristic of the Fireblade.
Here in Italy I met my new team for the first time. The whole crew works
very professional and they are really enthusiastic. I think we will have
a good season together."