Pramac Racing set sights on positive Catalan Grand Prix weekend

MotoGP back to Spain

The sixth round of the 2013 MotoGP championship returns to Spanish soil again, this time at the Circuit de Catalunya, not far from Barcelona.

This Catalan Grand Prix is very important for Ducati, which in 2003 took its maiden MotoGP victory, and in 2008 (when qualifying tyres were still in use), Casey Stoner rode a Ducati to the still unbeaten best pole time.

Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team
Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

This track was inaugurated in 1991, in time for the Olympic Games that would be held in Barcelona the following year, and in 1995 it underwent important changes in order to improve safety. The Nissan chicane was replaced with a straight section, and the runoff areas were expanded. The track is 4.655 km long and is characterized by a long straightaway of over 1 km (1,047 m), as well as long, fast right-hand corners that strain the tyres.

The Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team and Andrea Iannone will start the race weekend with the aim of continuing the work carried out during the test at Mugello last week, where they had good feedback regarding the lack of rear grip that the Italian complained of during the Italian GP.

Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team “Finally, after yesterday’s flight cancellations, we’ve been able to get to Barcelona. I have wonderful memories about this track, including my Moto2 win last year. This afternoon we’ll have the usual briefing with the team in order to use and develop most of the data obtained during last week’s test. We’re confident because we’ve found the answers to some problems. I hope to find the proper setting starting with the first practice. We expect a hard job, but we’re ready to do it.”

Pramac Racing Team

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