German GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

POSITIVE DAY FOR KALLIO TENTH IN QUALIFYING. UNLUCKY CANEPA FIFTEENTH Two hours of practice with totally different condition today at the Sachsenring circuit, but Pramac Racing rider Mika Kallio has always remained in the top ten. With dry track...

POSITIVE DAY FOR KALLIO TENTH IN QUALIFYING. UNLUCKY CANEPA FIFTEENTH

Two hours of practice with totally different condition today at the Sachsenring circuit, but Pramac Racing rider Mika Kallio has always remained in the top ten. With dry track during the last free practice of the morning he constantly remained between the top ten concluding in eight position, while in the afternoon session under heavy rain he lost the ninth position and therefore the third row for only a few thousands of a second. Mika will have therefore to start from the tenth position and the fourth row. Niccolo was doing well in the qualifying session but has slipped twice losing too much time. In the last occasion he stepped back on track while he was trying to improve Nicky Hayden has unintentionally hit him while crashing. Even if the collision looked pretty bad Niccolo will be able to ride tomorrow but will have to start from fifteenth position.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"A pity today for Niccolo who was doing really well and could have finish pretty close to Mika in the classification. Niccolo will be ok for tomorrow's race that should be with a much better weather conditions compared to this afternoon. Mika hasn't been too lucky today because in the last moment he lost the third row and his best qualifying session of the season. He has done a really positive session maintaining always between the top ten riders. We are anyway satisfied today because in both session with different track conditions we have been really competitive."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing - 10th best lap time in 1'34.771

"A very intense day. This morning we have done really well with a dry surface keeping really close to the firsts positions. Then, in the afternoon with really wet surface, we stayed in the top ten and conquered the fourth row. Any weather condition there will be tomorrow we are trustful to be able between the fastest. I am sorry for Niccolo because he was having a good qualifying session and I hope he will be ok for tomorrow's race."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing - 15th best lap time in 1'36.012

"What a hit! I didn't understand what happened until I saw the replay while I was in the mobile clinic. When I was on the ground after the accident I saw and heard Hayden saying to me "Sorry, sorry, sorry", but I didn't understand why. He doesn't have to worry because this sort of things can happen and the most important is that both of us are ok and ready to race tomorrow. I suffered a hard contusion ad my back, head and ankle, but nothing is broken. I felt a lot of heat in my lower back but everything seems back to normality now. I want to thanks the mobile clinic doctors who have helped me to relax and will do all possible to put me back in top form for tomorrow's race."

-credit: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing