Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Portuguese GP - MotoGP

Camel Honda looking for another positive race in Portugal

With both its riders having sealed top six positions in the Spanish Grand Prix,
the Camel Honda team is aiming for another good performance in Portugal, just
one week later. Alex Barros took a fourth place, which left him slightly
disappointed, and he is determined to take revenge at Estoril, a track which saw
him finish on the podium in 2004. Troy Bayliss, who battled determinedly in
Jerez and demonstrated the progress he has made this winter, is keen to get back
on track and continue to improve his feeling with the Honda.

Sito Pons - Camel Honda

"I'm looking forward to the Portuguese GP with confidence and hope, especially
after the team's all round strong performance just a couple of days ago in
Jerez. I think that both Alex and Troy are getting better all the time. For
Troy, the good result in Jerez was like an injection of confidence which will
help him to make even more progress and show his best side on the Honda, whilst
for Alex fourth place just off the podium left him wanting more, so it will be a
chance to get his revenge straight away. Last year in Estoril he came third
after a fine battle with Sete and this Sunday he could make an equalling
compelling race."

Alex Barros #4:

"The first race in Spain was so so, I can't say we are really happy because we
had a few problems finding the right set-up throughout the whole weekend and in
Sunday's race I would have preferred to be fighting it out with the front group
rather than being left behind. However I'm already looking forward to the next
GP in Portugal, it's a track I quite like even though there's a lot of wind
which brings sand onto the asphalt. We will try to be more competitive from the
off, and to back that up in the race."

Troy Bayliss #12:

"We haven't tested in Portugal this year but I've ridden there a couple of times
and the track isn't too bad. The Honda has always gone well there and I can't
wait to get back on it. I want to make another step forward with the RC211V, I'm
getting more and more comfortable in the saddle and I'm sure we're going to have
a few great races during this season."