Portuguese GP: Pramac Racing preview

MIKA KALLIO RENEWED THE CONTRACT WITH PRAMAC RACING AND GETS READY FOR ESTORIL After the three weeks break, the MotoGP World Championship is back on track with the Estoril race in Portugal. The Pramac Racing Team will be now even more motivated...

MIKA KALLIO RENEWED THE CONTRACT WITH PRAMAC RACING AND GETS READY FOR ESTORIL

After the three weeks break, the MotoGP World Championship is back on track with the Estoril race in Portugal. The Pramac Racing Team will be now even more motivated after the renewal of the contract with Mika Kallio thanks to this year good performances. The Finnish rider will now be able to prepare in total serenity for these last four races of the 2009 World Championship starting from the Portuguese Grand Prix. The circuit located near the city of Lisbon, today named Fernando Pires da Silva, was built in 1972 and had its latest modifications in 2006. The track has one of the longest straight of the world championship calendar with its 986 meters that are part of the 4182 meters track.

Paolo Campinoti - Pramac Racing Team Principal

"We are very happy to agree with Mika and continue to work together also in the next season. This year, at his MotoGP debut, he has obtained positive performances and we believe we can improve next year. We believe in his riding abilities and we are proud to be able to continue this project together. Now we have to concentrate on the Portuguese race where I expect a positive performance from both riders. Niccolo still have to demonstrate his potential: he has four races left to do it and we will support him in the best way possible to put him in the ideal conditions to race."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Rider

"Now that we have agreed for next season we can exclusively concentrate to do our job on track. I am very happy to be able to continue with the Pramac Racing Team, Paolo Campinoti and Ducati to give continuity to this project. This season is going in a positive direction with high and low point, but considering that it is my rookie season it's normal: we confide to be able to improve together next year. This weekend we will compete in Estoril, not one of my favorite tracks, but where I made it to conquer interesting results: last year in 250cc I concluded in third position while in 125cc I made it to step on every single step of the podium."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing Rider

"I am very happy to be back on track after this long break. I had the time to think and evaluate my situation and now I am really motivated to face these last four races. I know Estoril track very well as I have done some tests last year and I hope to be able to obtain a good result for me and for my Team. I have to payback the trust it has been given to me and I hope to do it in this last part of the season."

-credit: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing