Czech GP: Pramac Racing race report

UNLUCKY FABRIZIO IN HIS DEBUT WITH THE PRAMAC RACING. CANEPA TWELFTH Unlucky race for the Pramac Racing debutant Michel Fabrizio who after Friday contusion at the right shoulder during free practice has today torn his right shoulder muscle. This...

UNLUCKY FABRIZIO IN HIS DEBUT WITH THE PRAMAC RACING. CANEPA TWELFTH

Unlucky race for the Pramac Racing debutant Michel Fabrizio who after Friday contusion at the right shoulder during free practice has today torn his right shoulder muscle. This didn't allow him to conclude the Czech Republic Grand Prix as he retired after five laps. His teammate, Niccolò Canepa, made it to conclude in twelfth place not the most exciting race. Niccolò has tried to remain with the other riders in the first part of the race, but in the second half due to the high temperatures the rear tyre didn't allow him to continue to maintain the same rhythm and he decided to end the race without taking too many risks. The Italian rider will have the chance to do better in two weeks time in the United States of America for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, twelfth round of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship.

Marco Rigamonti - Niccolò Canepa Track Engineer

"On Friday and Saturday things seems to go in the right direction, but during today's race we have obtained the worst results of the weekend. It's a pity because Niccolò was doing a great job. In the second half of the race, due to the high temperatures, Niccolò has lost a bit of feeling with the rear and this has limited his performances. We are really sorry about this as we were doing a good race. We hope that his physical condition are not so bad and that he will be able to continue his championship without complications."

Niccolò Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 12th in the race - 16th in the Championship

"I was ready to have a good race but today nothing went in the right direction for us. After Friday and Saturday's sessions I was trustful and concentrated to have a good race but in the second part of the race I lost some grip with the rear. It was a bit warmer compare to yesterday and this has caused us some problems. We believe to be able to do much better in Indianapolis in fourteen days on a track that I really like."

Michel Fabrizio - Pramac Racing rider - DNF

"There isn't much to say today. After some laps I felt more and more pain on the right shoulder injured on Friday and I couldn't almost use the brake anymore. I had to stop otherwise I would have risk to fall. I torn the right shoulder muscle and it seem to have a golf ball under the skin. I am sorry for the Pramac Racing that gave me this opportunity."

-credit: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Michel Fabrizio , Niccolo Canepa
Teams Pramac Racing