GOOD START FOR MIKA KALLIO IN THE FIRST SESSION AT DONINGTON. CANEPA SEVENTEENTH The typical English weather has characterized the first free practice session of the British GP. Heavy rain has in fact fallen on the Donington circuit during the...
GOOD START FOR MIKA KALLIO IN THE FIRST SESSION AT DONINGTON. CANEPA SEVENTEENTH
The typical English weather has characterized the first free practice session of the British GP. Heavy rain has in fact fallen on the Donington circuit during the first minutes of the free session. After about half session the sun came back helping the track to dry out. Mika Kallio has encountered some difficulties at the beginning but with time he found the right confidence to push more ending the session in seventh position with only half of a second gap from today's leader Dani Pedrosa. His teammate, Niccolo Canepa, has started better the session but couldn't manage to maintain the same rhythm finishing in seventeenth position. The Italian rider will have the opportunity to do better tomorrow in the two hours available and improve the position for Sunday's starting grid.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"We didn't start too well: we have prepared two different set up on the bikes and in the second exit with bike number two things went much better. We have studied a specific balance of the bike and this gave us a good result. In his best lap time Mika has obtain three red helmets but lost almost half of a second in the last sector. If tomorrow we will make it to improve the set up of the bike for this last part of the circuit we will surely have a lot of fun. Niccolo, from the other side of the garage, didn't have the time to get used to the dry circuit but with the wet surface he was doing quite well."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 7th lap time in 1'39.209
"To start with the seventh position is not bad at all for us here. It's the first time that I ride my Ducati here and we are trustful that we can improve tomorrow. We still lose too much time in the last sector of the circuit and tomorrow we will have to study a different set up to gain some more time in that area. Anyway this has been for us a positive day."
Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 17th lap time in 1'42.696
"Today's situation was really particular and we didn't have enough time to make big modification on the bike for the last part of the session when the track was basically dry. Anyway with wet surface of the track we were really constant and for tomorrow we are sure that we can also improve on the dry."