FOURTH ROW FOR ESPARGARO' IN BARCELLONA, FIFTH FOR KALLIO Another hot day in Barcelona where the qualification valid for the MotoGP Grand Prix of Catalunya was held. The Pramac Racing Team riders, Aleix EspargarÃ² and Mika Kallio, have ...
FOURTH ROW FOR ESPARGARO' IN BARCELLONA, FIFTH FOR KALLIO
Another hot day in Barcelona where the qualification valid for the MotoGP Grand Prix of Catalunya was held. The Pramac Racing Team riders, Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio, have respectively concluded in twelfth and fifteenth positions and therefore start the race from the fourth and fifth row. The home rider, Aleix, has recorded very interesting lap times since this morning free practice when he had finished the second free practice in fifth position. In the afternoon he tried until the last lap to conquer the same position, but due the traffic he found in the last laps he had to settle for the twelfth position. In his last lap he also had to cut the first chicane always because of the traffic found on track. Mika has instead found some difficulties and tomorrow during the race that will begin at 2 pm he will have to make a great comeback.
Marco Rigamonti - Track Engineer Aleix Espargarò
"Aleix was not lucky today. On his home track, he was determined to obtain a good result, but he had found during his last exit a lot of traffic and failed to gain the position he deserved. He was very angry when he reached the box. He will have to transform this anger into positive aggressiveness for tomorrow's race. Too bad, but he will still have other occasions to improve in qualifying soon. Anyway, tomorrow will be the day that really counts: if he will have a good start I'm sure that he will give us a great result."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team - 12th fastest time in 1'42 .931
"I am disappointed on how the qualifications have gone today. After the result achieved this morning I was expecting a lot more, but it's ok for now. In the last laps I found a lot of traffic and this has made me a little nervous. Some riders have risked to make me fall, but these are the races and it can happen. The most important thing for tomorrow is to start well: the bike is ready and I am as well."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 15th best time in 1'43 .685
"Things have improved in the afternoon compared to the second practice session, but the final result does not make me happy. Things must change very soon. The Team is working very good and they do not deserve these results. With today's heat the bike was sliding a lot in the rear and for this reason we will try a couple of changes in tomorrow's warm up."
-source: pramac racing