TEST STARTED IN VALENCIA: KALLIO EIGHT, ESPARGARO' ELEVENTH
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"These tests are very useful for our new rider at Pramac Racing, Aleix Espargaro. He has already had the opportunity to run with us for four races, but with the little time available during the race weekend this year, test days will be very important for him. We are very satisfied with its first performances on our Ducati and we are confident that can improve a lot during this first winter as a MotoGP rider. Mika has stepped on the track today to understand where and how we perhaps lost a few seconds yesterday in the race: lap times were good and the eighth best final time confirms that yesterday we could perhaps do something more."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 8th best lap time in 1'33.726
"Today we have worked hard to understand where we could improve yesterday in the race. It was a very good day with satisfactory timing feedback. There are no major new technical things to try at this time but it will be from the first test 2010 that we will have the new bike."
Aleix Espargaro - Pramac Racing rider - 11th best lap time in 1'33.878
"It was a good day of work: I am trying to figure out where I can improve on the bike. I often try to hold different positions riding the bike to understand how the bike reacts. Indeed today's work has paid off as we succeeded in lowering our best race lap time by more than half a second. We must continue to be more competitive at the beginning of next year."
-credit: pramac racing