Pramac Racing Sepang test notes 2009-02-05

PRAMAC RACING BEGIN THE 2009 SEASON KALLIO AND CANEPA DISCOVERING THEIRS DESMOSEDICI GP9 SAT Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Pramac Racing Technical Director "We couldn't expect great lap times from the first day of work, for us the most important...

PRAMAC RACING BEGIN THE 2009 SEASON

KALLIO AND CANEPA DISCOVERING THEIRS DESMOSEDICI GP9

SAT Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Pramac Racing Technical Director
"We couldn't expect great lap times from the first day of work, for us the most important thing is that our riders will learn quickly the best way to work so that we will be able to constantly improve theirs bikes. Really important during these days of testing. Mika really has a great sensibility with the bike and each time he comes back in the garage he make us clearly understand how to modify and improve our performances. In the other side of the garage we have meet a bit more difficulties, but this doesn't worry us. We can't forget that Niccolo hasn't been racing from more than a year and this is an important fact. He will have to get used to refer also to other riders' lap times and not only on personal sensations like last year during Bridgestone testing. Anyway in today's last few laps he has improved and this give us good hopes for the upcoming two days. We have noticed that we lose too much time in t he two final straights where Niccolo is more than 15km/h slower than Mika and we have to understand what slow us down so much."

Mika Kallio -- Pramac Racing Rider
"We have encountered some difficulties in the first few hours of work, but in the afternoon we managed to straighten things up and be a bit more competitive. We have worked a lot controlling one single detail at the time. This is the way I like to work. At this moment we don't care about lap times, first of all I have to feel the bike completely mine. I am really trustful for the next two days of work here in Sepang."

Niccolo Canepa -- Pramac Racing Rider
"For sure I cannot be satisfied of this first day of work lap time sheet. Last time I have ridden here during test I had a much better fastest lap time after three days. I think I registered a 2'03.7. We will see where we will be Saturday night. Looking at the lap times and at the data, we have noticed that until half of the circuit I maintain my teammate rhythm, which is good, while I lose too much time in the two final straights and the last turns. I probably have to improve the way I sit on the bike because my top speed is 16km/h slower than Mika's. This makes a big difference, mostly on this track."

-credit: pd'a

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing