KALLIO LOOKING FOR REVENGE IN ENGLAND. CANEPA BACK IN TOP FORM Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, have lived different situation at the Sachsenring circuit last Sunday, but now everything is in the past and the white and red...
KALLIO LOOKING FOR REVENGE IN ENGLAND. CANEPA BACK IN TOP FORM
Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, have lived different situation at the Sachsenring circuit last Sunday, but now everything is in the past and the white and red duo is ready for another weekend of racing at Donington. It will be the last time here, at least for the next years to come; in fact, from next season the MotoGP World Championship will move to Silverstone for the British round. Donington circuit is one of the oldest included in the MotoGP 2009 calendar. Mika Kallio has made it to step on its podium three times in his still short career: twice on the second step behind Bautista in the 125cc class in 2006 and 2005, and once in first position in 250cc last season in front of Simoncelli and Bautista. Also Niccolo did take some satisfactions on this circuit winning his first race here when he was riding in Superstock 1000cc in 2007. The circuit is 4023 meters long and present 7 right turns and 4 left turns.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"In this world if you win or lose a race after only a few minutes you have to concentrate immediately to the next appointment. In Donington we will step on track even more determined after the bad luck we had in Sachsenring. Mika has done a really positive weekend notwithstanding his left ring finger was badly injured and now he will be even more motivated. The situation in general has improved a lot for us after Barcelona test when we received new parts from Ducati. The bike is more manageable and I think that results demonstrated it. Niccolo is growing race by race and this show he has great talent. In Germany, after the hard hit of qualifying session, he made it to step on his bike for the race and achieve a good result and we therefore hope he can do even better in Donington on a track where he has already won in the past."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider
"If I can be honest I was really mad after the German race. I was ready, motivated and even if I had a lot of pain at the left hand I knew I could have done a good race. We cannot accuse anybody because we know how the racing world is: everyone can make mistakes. For the British Grand Prix we will have to maintain the same level of concentration of the past weekend: with my technical staff we have worked very well and I am convinced that we can do the same in Donington. We know our true value and we will do all possible to show it on track. Here I have achieved some satisfaction in the past in the lower classes and I now I want to achieve some too in the top class."
Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider
"The German race can be considered the starting point of my season. I didn't know the track and even if I was in a lot of pain after Saturday's accident I have done a good performance. I have ridden in the past at Donington and I also won: for sure now it's not possible, but I will do everything I can to conquer a good result. Climatic condition in England are unpredictable, but in Germany we demonstrated that we can be competitive on any track conditions."