Malaysia GP: Pramac Racing Thursday news

GREAT SECOND POSITION FOR MIKA KALLIO IN THE RIDERS KART RACING Thursday before the weekend of each Grand Prix is usually dedicated to collateral activities that don't have many think to do with speed. But this is not the case of Sepang's Grand...

GREAT SECOND POSITION FOR MIKA KALLIO IN THE RIDERS KART RACING

Thursday before the weekend of each Grand Prix is usually dedicated to collateral activities that don't have many think to do with speed. But this is not the case of Sepang's Grand Prix where some riders were asked to compete on a track near the circuit but this time they were not riding a bike but driving a kart. The race was attended among others by Marco Melandri, Valentino Rossi, Pol Espargarò brother of the Pramac Racing Team rider Aleix and Dominique Aegerter Moto2 rider. The race have saw as leading of the Pramac Racing Team rider Mika Kallio who have finished the race in the second position with a gap of one second from Melandri. There were two qualifying session with twelve riders each, the 10 best lap times riders where then allowed to participate to the final race. Mika started the race from the third position and had fight with Melandri and Aegerter from the beginning to the end. After he had conquer the second position he was then demoted to the third place after a collision with Marco Melandri. In the second last corner he was able to traced a trajectory that has left Dominique no possibility to overtake him again, concluding on the finish straight in the second position just one second behind the winner. It is very important to say that Mika was able to set the fastest lap of the day, stopping the clock in 51,740, while the second best time was clocked by Melandri in 52,080 with a delay of about 3 / 10 from the white-green Finnish rider. Starting from tomorrow think we'll become serious with the first free practice of the twentieth Malaysian's MotoGP Grand Prix.

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Marco Melandri , Mika Kallio , Pol Espargaro , Dominique Aegerter
Teams Pramac Racing