Italian GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

Fifth and sixth row for the Pramac Racing riders in the Grand Prix of Italy Pramac Racing rider, Niccolo Canepa e Mika Kallio, didn't make it to obtain the expected results at the Mugello circuit during the qualifying practice valid for the ...

Fifth and sixth row for the Pramac Racing riders in the Grand Prix of Italy

Pramac Racing rider, Niccolo Canepa e Mika Kallio, didn't make it to obtain the expected results at the Mugello circuit during the qualifying practice valid for the Italian Grand Prix. The Italian rider has concluded in thirteenth position after spending most of the time in the top ten during qualifying and he will have to start in fifth row. Niccolo has maintained a good rhythm and this bring a lot of trust inside the garage. In the last eight minutes Niccolo couldn't step on track as he finished the tyres at his disposal. His teammate on the contrary had more difficulties today and didn't manage to find the right balance of his bike to adapt at the best his Ducati. Mika will have to start from the sixth row the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow May 31st at 2pm local time.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"We were expecting more today. We have found various solutions that helped us, but nothing that made us climb the classification. Mika doesn't have the same feeling as in the previous races. Niccolo knows well the tracks and this probably gives him more trust to push to the maximum. As I always said he has a great talent and he will demonstrate it really soon."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 13th best lap time in 1'50.528

"We got closer to the fastest riders, even if I am sure I could have done better today. In my fastest lap I was slowed down by another rider otherwise I could have easily enter the top ten. But the most important thing is the rhythm I maintained all afternoon: if I make it to keep the same level tomorrow in the race we can have a lot of fun."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 17th best lap time in 1'51.008

"Nothing has changed compared to yesterday, we have improved many things without finding a valid solution. It has been really hard for me, the bike doesn't follow the lines I want and this makes every turn really difficult. It is a really hard weekend for us, maybe the most complicated of the season so far."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing