2010 MOTOGP SEASON OFFICIALLY OVER
With the last day of testing at the Valencia circuit the 2010 MotoGP season officially ends. New Ducati Pramac Racing riders, Randy De Puniet and Loris Capirossi, have had the opportunity to discover in the first few kilometers with their new Ducati. Both riders had positive feelings even if the timings of these two days are more rewarding the French rider. Randy was quick from the early rounds while his teammate, Loris Capirossi, preferred to study some changes for next year. The MotoGP is now officially on vacation from the track and will return next 1st, 2nd and 3rd of February on the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Technical Director
"These two days have been very useful for us as this winter we can work on some solutions to be used in first tests of the new year. Loris is confident, he sees many areas for improvement and in the first test at Sepang in 2011 we will work with confidence on performance over a single lap. We are pleased with our new riders and we are sure that next year, the tenth in MotoGP for Pramac, we can take much satisfaction."
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Team rider - 8th fastest time in 1'32.836
"Also today I really enjoyed my new bike. The Ducati, as I said yesterday, it seems very suited to my riding style and I am confident that the evolution of 2011 will be even better. The release of the power of the engine is very smooth and I have good handling entering turns and this allowed me to push with confidence since the first laps. I still have to improve my riding position when cornering because I am not yet in perfect harmony with the seating. The lap times are good and I think that the general impression of this first two days can be positive. A pity for the slip in the last exit: probably the rear tyre was still too cold and while trying to improve my best lap time I lost control of the rear and slipped in the first right-hand turn.I am anyway happy also because with the Team I found my self at ease straight away installing a good feeling and this can only help us for our adventure together."
-source: pramac racing