DISAPPOINTING QUALIFYING FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM IN SILVERSTONE Negative day for the Pramac Racing Team. The riders, Aleix EspargarÃ² and Mika Kallio, have respectively concluded the qualifying session valid for the starting grid of the...
DISAPPOINTING QUALIFYING FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM IN SILVERSTONE
Negative day for the Pramac Racing Team. The riders, Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio, have respectively concluded the qualifying session valid for the starting grid of the British Grand Prix in thirteenth and sixteenth position. The Catalan rider had concluded the last free practice of the morning in tenth position and was expecting much more from this afternoon one hour qualifying session. Mika Kallio has made it to lower this morning best lap time by a second, but it wasn't enough to reach a better position in the classification. Both riders will have therefore to sensibly improve to conquer a positive result in tomorrow's race that will start at 1pm local time.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"The climatic conditions haven't helped us today. This doesn't have to be an excuse, but unluckily today's low temperatures didn't allow us to find the right balance of our bikes. Both riders didn't have the right confidence with the rear part of the bike and as result they weren't competitive. Tomorrow it should be a bit warmer and this should give us a hand. We will intensively work this evening to check the data obtained today to help our riders in tomorrow's race making them feel more at ease on this track."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing rider - 13th best lap time in 2'05.748
"Too cold and unluckily I wasn't able to use in the best way the last part of this afternoon session. This is shortly what happened today. There isn't much more to say: I am disappointed. I was expecting at least to be in the top ten. I like the track a lot and I hope that tomorrow I will make it to start well in the Grand Prix to reach the group of the fastest riders. I don't want to disappoint my Team."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team rider - 16th best lap time in 2'06.980
"Since yesterday I didn't manage to find the right feeling with the bike. When I try to follow other riders, I lose too much space in every part of the circuit. This makes us understand that the situation, even for tomorrow's race, isn't the best. My Team and I will surely not give up and we will try to work at the best during tomorrow's warm up to climb the classification during the race. We will give all we have!"
-source: pramac racing