Spanish GP: Pramac Racing Friday practice report

Difficult start in Jerez for the Pramac Racing Team. Kallio fourteenth, Canepa eighteenth Not the best start for the Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, who have concluded the first forty-five minutes of free ...

Difficult start in Jerez for the Pramac Racing Team. Kallio fourteenth, Canepa eighteenth

Not the best start for the Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, who have concluded the first forty-five minutes of free practice respectively in fourteenth and eighteenth position. Mika has started well the session and after ten laps he found himself in the top ten, but in the second part of the practice, as agreed with his technical staff, he decided to concentrate more to find the best set up for his bike then to look for the fast lap time. Both of the white and red riders will try to conquer better lap times tomorrow to be able to start in a more favorable position in Sunday's race.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Technical Director Pramac Racing

"We found ourselves in the same situation as the past racing weekends: during the first day of practice we study the situation without thinking too much about conquering the great lap time. Only from tomorrow afternoon it will be important to be fast. We have followed the schedule we had in mind and we understood important things. We are confident that both of our riders will be able to improve a lot tomorrow."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing riders - 14th in 1'41.584

"Not a happy day for us. We started with two different set up on the two bikes: one like Motegi and the other like the one used during last March winter test. We have found some complications that didn't allow us to be fast enough, but we remain trustful to be able to improve tomorrow. I didn't manage to use the soft rear tyre and maybe also this didn't allow me to lower my lap times."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing riders - 18th in 1'42.063

"Today we started with a totally different solution on the bike and I found my self at ease during the firsts laps. My body structure is completely different compared to the other Ducati riders and today, working a lot with the weight balance on the bike, I think we have found the right way to follow. I am very trustful that tomorrow we will be able to improve so that we could start from a good position in the race."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing