Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
German Grand Prix - MotoGP

MotoGP moves on to shortest track on calendar

Making the shortest track in the World Championships, 3761 metres of track
twists around itself to form the Sachsenring, the last MotoGP event before the
summer break, which will allow the team time enough to take a deep breath before
jetting off on the final and frenetic part of a season which sees seven races in
eleven weeks. Both Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss like the German track Alex
Barros, and it's not difficult to see why. Camel Honda's Brazilian rider took a
fantastic win there in 2000 and last year took second in the race. Alex arrives
in Germany after a terrific yet demanding ride in Britain, where he took the
third place, and is determined to fight for victory once more. Troy Bayliss took
third at the Sachsenring in 2003, the year he debuted in the World
Championships, and he is keen to prove himself strong once more after being
caught up in an incident not long into the race when he was amongst the top
spots and had the chance to take a good result.

Sito Pons - Camel Honda

"We go to Germany with the aim of doing well and seeing both out yellow Hondas
fighting for the podium, as it would have been in England had Troy not got
caught up in someone else's crash. Troy has made visibly clear progress over the
last two races and we are hoping that he can fight in the top group alongside
Alex, who already won with our team in the 500cc race at Sachsenring in 2000,
whilst last year he also stood on the podium. Both our riders are working well
with the team and they look good for a top result on Sunday."

Alex Barros #4:

"I'm happy to be heading to Sachsenring, where we are all hoping for a nice
sunny day for the race! It is an unusual track; tight and twisty, but I like it
because I've had some good results there both on the 500cc bikes and on the
MotoGP bike. Last year I battled for victory with Max and I think I did one of
the best races of the year, so I'm quite confident for Sunday. The podium in
Donington was satisfying because the conditions were truly awful, but in
Sachsenring I want to do even better before returning to Brazil for the summer

Troy Bayliss #12:

"I was really annoyed at Donington, even though there's nobody to blame for what
happened considering the rotten conditions in the race. I returned home to
Monaco, and took out my anger with a good bike ride and now I'm ready to race
again. I love Sachsenring, I can't wait to race there next Sunday. I feel so
much more comfortable with the bike, we've made some steps forward with the
front settings and if we continue in this fashion, I will have my say on Sunday."