Australian GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

FOURTH ROW FOR PRAMAC RACING RIDERS IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRALIA Another day affected by rain at Phillip Island. The official test, valid for tomorrow's race, saw the early closure of just a few minutes because of rain. Pramac Racing Team ...

FOURTH ROW FOR PRAMAC RACING RIDERS IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRALIA

Another day affected by rain at Phillip Island. The official test, valid for tomorrow's race, saw the early closure of just a few minutes because of rain. Pramac Racing Team riders, Mika Kallio Aleix Espargarò, have respectively concluded with the eleventh and twelfth fastest lap time and they will meet tomorrow in the fourth row on the starting grid. The Spaniard had some physical problems in the right forearm that did not allow him to perform in the best way today. Tonight and tomorrow morning he will do some massage sessions to be able to race without any complications. The start of the Australian Grand Prix is scheduled for tomorrow at 4pm local time.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Technical Director

"We can feel quite satisfied with how our riders finished the qualifying session today. I'm sure that if the rain had not stopped Mika, he could have done even better. We have both riders in the fourth row and this will be a good opportunity for us in the case of good start to remain with the fastest riders since the first turn. A big question mark for tomorrow's race, beyond the technical choices, will be the weather conditions. Anything can happen."

Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Rider - 11th best lap time in 1'32.542

"Every time I left the pit box after about three or four laps, I felt pain in my right wrist and this didn't allow me to handle the brakes as I should. This was very risky and did not allowed me to push hard. I received some medical check up and there seems nothing to worry about even if I, as a precaution, will undergo some treatments tomorrow morning. For tomorrow I would like the track to be either fully wet or dry. The middle situation on this circuit becomes very complicated to deal with."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Rider - 12th best lap time in 1'32.816

"Despite the pain in my left shoulder we have given all we could and things worked out quite well. We were going to improve further more but the rain has stopped me. Too bad, but this result gives me good confidence for tomorrow's race. We have found bike's best set up for tomorrow race, even though, of course, it will all depend on the track conditions we will find."

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio , Aleix Espargaro , Phillip Island
Teams Pramac Racing