British GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

FOURTH ROW FOR KALLIO IN DONINGTON. CANEPA SIXTEENTH After yesterday's heavy rain, today at Donington Park, England, sun has shined allowing the MotoGP riders to work without any complications during the last free practice at their disposal and...

FOURTH ROW FOR KALLIO IN DONINGTON. CANEPA SIXTEENTH

After yesterday's heavy rain, today at Donington Park, England, sun has shined allowing the MotoGP riders to work without any complications during the last free practice at their disposal and the afternoon qualifying session. Mika Kallio has concluded in eleventh position just outside from the top ten. The Finnish rider has started well this afternoon session valid for tomorrow's starting grid, but around the last part of the session he didn't make it to improve enough to conquer the hoped third row. His teammate, Niccolo Canepa, made it to sensibly improve from the morning free practice and will start tomorrow in sixteenth position. Tomorrow's weather forecast promises a lot of rain and therefore the situation could be diverse for all MotoGP riders.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"We were expecting something more today. It has been since the beginning of the season that we are trying to improve during qualifying but for some reasons we can't make it to take a step forward. Both here and last weekend in Sachsenring we have gotten really close and we will try with all we can after the summer break in Brno. Niccolo has progressively improved during the weekend and it is a good sign even if he can do much better. Tomorrow we expect also from him a good performance to have both riders scoring some world championship points."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 11th best lap time in 1'29.599

"I am not happy about how things went during today's session. Around half session we made it to be quite fast and I thought to be able to improve by almost half of a second but it didn't go as planned. We have improved but not enough to start from the third row. This was today's objective for us. For tomorrow's race we hope to start well so that we can remain with the group of the fastest riders. Clearly everything will depend also from the weather conditions."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 16th best lap time in 1'30.572

"I can't consider my self satisfied with today's qualifying session. In the first part of the track we make it to maintain Mika's rhythm but in the second part we still lose too much time. We have to work well tomorrow morning in the warm up to find a last minute solution. Anyway for tomorrow the weather conditions seems to bring a lot of rain and maybe this can play in our favor."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing