Pramac Racing Jerez test notes 2009-03-29

GREAT START FOR KALLIO, SIXTH IN JEREZ OFFICIAL TEST. CANEPA EIGHTEENTH After having studied the track and the new bike, Pramac Racing Finnish rider Mika Kallio has found the right compromise to conquer the sixth position in the official test in...

GREAT START FOR KALLIO, SIXTH IN JEREZ OFFICIAL TEST. CANEPA EIGHTEENTH

After having studied the track and the new bike, Pramac Racing Finnish rider Mika Kallio has found the right compromise to conquer the sixth position in the official test in Jerez de la Frontera. Yesterday and this morning Mika has tried different technical solutions and today thanks to the work of his technicians has found an almost perfect bike for the 45 minutes official session. A great start for the Pramac Racing rookie. Opposite sensation in the other half of the box where Niccolo Grave Canepa couldn't manage to go more than the eighteenth position. Niccolo Grave found too many complications this weekend that didn't allow him to work in total tranquility. Next appointment in two weeks times in Qatar for the first race of the season.

Paolo Campinoti -- Team Principal Pramac Racing

"What to say it seems like we have started the season well. We have renovated our structure and things are turning in the right direction for us. We are really satisfied. After the results of this test it seems like we will be able to be between the protagonists during this season. Niccolo Grave has on the other side found too many difficulties. He has to stay calm, we know his true value and we will do all possible to put him in the best situation to perform at his best."

Mika Kallio -- Pramac Racing rider -- 6th in 1'40.149

"Between yesterday and this morning we have studied the situation of the track and the bike. Together with my Technical Director, Fabiano Sterlacchini, we have put together all the positive things we found and we had an almost perfect bike. I still lose too much time in the last sector otherwise we could have finished in an even better position. We are doing a great work and I believe we can keep up the good work also in the first race in Qatar."

Niccolo Grave Canepa -- Pramac Racing rider -- 18th in 1'41.551

"Day of immense emotions. I have taken my first official photo with the great MotoGP riders. Then I have done a photo with all the Italian riders, I almost wanted to ask if I could have taken a picture of them. I was beside Vale, Macho, Loris, Dovi and De Angelis. But then things didn't go too well for me during official qualifying, as it has been yesterday. I couldn't manage to be fast in the corners and I was losing too much time. I hope in Qatar things will go better. Surely I can guarantee I will keep my morale high and never give up."

-credit: pramac

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing