Australian GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

THIRD ROW FOR KALLIO IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRALIA. CANEPA DISMESSED FROM HOSPITAL Second day of work in Australia where on the Phillip Island circuit Pramac Racing Rider, Mika Kallio, conquered the third row during qualifying session. The ...

THIRD ROW FOR KALLIO IN THE GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRALIA. CANEPA DISMESSED FROM HOSPITAL

Second day of work in Australia where on the Phillip Island circuit Pramac Racing Rider, Mika Kallio, conquered the third row during qualifying session. The Finnish rider has been fast since the morning when he finished in sixth position. A pity that in the last laps of the afternoon session Mika found some slower riders that slowed him down and he couldn't improve his fastest lap time. Good news from Niccolo Canepa who has been dismissed from Melbourne hospital after yesterday evening surgery. The skin transplant went well and the Italian rider will have to be checked up again on Monday to understand if he will be able to ride in next weekend Grand Prix in Malaysia.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"Today has been a positive day for us as with only three tenths of a second less we could have been in second row. We are doing a quite good job this weekend and with some small modifications on the bike during tomorrow's warm up we can take some steps forward for tomorrow's race. We are trustful and we believe we can have a good race tomorrow."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 9th fastest lap time in 1'31.384

"More or less we found ourselves in the same position as every Saturday afternoon and this make me a bit angry. I know that we can do better and in the last two races I will try to improve during qualifying. In the final part of today's session the bike was in good conditions and I was going well, a pity that I found a bit of traffic that slowed me down. With only a few tenths of a second less we could have reached second row and this would have sensibly helped me for tomorrow's race."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing Team

"Surgery went well. I spent a night in the hospital but tomorrow I will be at the circuit to support my teammate Mika Kallio. Now I feel much better but only Monday, when I will be back at the hospital to get checked up, I will understand if I'll be able to ride in Malaysia. Of course I'll do all possible to be fit to ride but with this type of injuries we have to be careful. I want to thanks the doctors that took care of me in these last 24 hours."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio , Phillip Island
Teams Pramac Racing