LAST RACE OF 2010 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN VALENCIA
Last race of the 2010 season for the Pramac Racing Team in the last Grand Prix at Valencia. Aleix Espargaro finished the race in eleventh place in less than two seconds behind in eighth place of Barberà. Carlos Checa finished the race in fifteenth place, gaining a championship point. The race was very tight especially for Aleix that have found, over the opening laps, good competition with Edwards, De Puniet and Barbera. After a few laps Aleix began losing his very good rhythm that made him lose contact from the other riders. In the nineteenth lap was overtaken by De Puniet who has so relegated the Spaniard in eleventh position. On the Aleix was overtaken by Bautista. His pace was still good so as not to leave the group consisting of Melandri, Barbera, Bautista and De Puniet. The young Catalan concluded the race in eleventh position. Difficult race for Carlos Checa, despite a great start that saw him gain two positions, he had to give up some position to the other riders who had a better race pace than his. Carlos ompleted the full race finishing in fifteenth position.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"We regret not being able to fight for a better position today. Aleix had a really good rhythm this morning and we had high hopes for the race. The first few laps were really good for him, the eighth position was very close. Then, lap after lap while the others have the pace down slightly, he has not been able to approach them and overtake them. The 109 points scored this year are not much, but from this point we begin to work for better results for next year."
Aleix Espargarò - Pilota Pramac Racing Team - 11th in the race - 14th in the World Championship
"I am truly sorry for the final position. This was my last race in this Team where I found true friends and I wanted to achieve a good result. I do not have much to say about the race, I tried to overtake my rivals but my pace was not so quick to allow me to approach them. I would like to thank the Pramac Racing Team, Paolo Campinoti and all the technicians who accompanied me during this year. It's been a great experience where I learned a lot and I'm sure it will be useful for me for the rest of my career."
Carlos Checa - Pilota Pramac Racing Team - 15th in the race - 21st in the World Championship
"I wanted to finish this race in every way and I did. The result is not exceptional, but the feeling with my bike was not that strong to allow me to do better. It's a really good start, but unfortunately after six laps my pace was not fast enough for me to hold the position won. I was first passed by Bautista in the seventh round, while the next lap I passed Capirossi and Aoyama. Thank you anyway to Pramac Racing Team for allowing me to run these last two races while riding their bikes and I wish them a successful future."
-source: pramac racing