DIFFICULT DAY FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM Definitely not what was expected for the qualifying session of home grand prix for the Spanish rider of the Pramac Racing Team, Aleix EspargarÃ². The Spaniard has in fact ended the session in thirteenth...
DIFFICULT DAY FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM
Definitely not what was expected for the qualifying session of home grand prix for the Spanish rider of the Pramac Racing Team, Aleix Espargarò. The Spaniard has in fact ended the session in thirteenth place this afternoon, which means having to start from the fifth row in tomorrow's race. Not better than him has done his teammate, Mika Kallio, who failed to narrow the gap with its rivals and will start tomorrow in sixteenth position. Both riders will have to review their bike set up to retrieve the largest numbers of positions on the track in the first ever race at the Circuit de Aragon which will start at 14 local time.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"The ranking today does not allow us to say much. Mika cannot find the right feeling with the bike in the last race weekends and the situation is not the best. However we will work hard in the warm up tomorrow morning to try to straighten the situation in the race tomorrow afternoon. Aleix start a row ahead of Mika and we hope that he can at least earn the top ten in his home Grand Prix."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Rider - 13th best lap time in 1'50.537
"The bike has improved a lot even if following some riders faster than me I saw that in some parts of the track I lose too much time. Particularly in long corners I cannot close the lane as I would. Now, thanks to the work of my engineers, we will try to find a good technical compromise to try in tomorrow's warm up. I really hope to find a good solution for tomorrow's race because many of my fans will be in the stands of this wonderful circuit."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Rider - 16th best lap time in 1'51.490
"We tried everything but nothing has led us to make that leap that we need at this time. We are too distant from the riders ahead of us and I am sure that this is not my position. Tomorrow I'll put on the track all the anger I have inside me to gain a good position in the race for me and my team."
-source: pramac racing