Catalunyan GP: Pramac Racing preview

MOTOGP ARRIVES IN MONTMELO' FOR THE GRAND PRIX DE CATALUNYA Sunday on the Catalunya circuit, there will the third consecutive race, the seventh of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship season. Championship that race after race is becoming always...


Sunday on the Catalunya circuit, there will the third consecutive race, the seventh of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship season. Championship that race after race is becoming always more and more competitive and that is projecting the Pramac Racing riders closer to the first eight riders of the league. On Assen circuit the 'green' riders of the Pramac Racing Team did not disfigured at all, finishing the race respectively in tenth place with the young Aleix Espargarò and in the eleventh place with Mika Kallio that thanks to a great start had remounted different positions. Now the focus shifts on the Grand Prix de Catalunya track. The circuit of Catalunya, is considered by many riders one of the most difficult tracks on which fast straights, are alternate to slow and driven sectors. The Sunday race will be the twentieth round of the top bike class that will be run on this track, which is situated just thirty kilometers from the center of Barcelona. This track will be the home race for the young Catalan Aleix Espargarò that has born in Granollers and who resides now just a few kilometers from the Montmelò circuit. In the past, Pramac Racing hasn't had great satisfaction on the Catalunya circuit, the absolute best result was the fourth place with Barros in 2005. Last year Mika Kallio has finish the race in the ninth position, this result has served to make a change in his first MotoGP season. The hope is that also for this year the Catalan Grand Prix will give a change to the so far difficult season for the Finn rider.

Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing Team

"Assen result gives me good hope for the rest of the season although I am a bit disappointed, especially if I think how the things where going on Friday morning when Aleix had the seventh fastest time. I am still proud of the work done by all the Team that had allowed Aleix to finish the race for the fourth consecutive Grand Prix, in the top ten ranking. I'm partially happy also for Mika's result, he had fought with the other riders and had won positions, but however he is still far from the position that a riders with his talent can easily reach. On the Catalan circuit we had in the past some good success, we had finish fourth, just a steep from the podium in 2005 with Barros. Mika also had some success in the past on this track, he had got a pole in 2005 and then he had finish the race in third position during his last year of 125cc. Aleix has instead conquered here a fifteenth place as best result in his debut season in 125cc, but he knows very good the circuit that is situated just a few kilometers from his home. I think that thanks to the steady growth that has shown in the recent races and driven by the many fans who will follow him on this track, he will be protagonist of a great race and that he will gain a good result. "

Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing

"Also if I'm a rookie, we are keeping a good level for this part of the season. Except the first two races, where unfortunately I fall two times, I could have finished in the top ten in every race. Friday was fantastic, I had the seventh overall time, very close to the other riders. Saturday I was also very close to the fastest riders even if I get the tenth place on the starting grid. Unfortunately I had a bad start and I was soon far from the front riders. I look forward to race on Montmelò track that I consider my home track. Although I was not able to have good result on this track in the past in the four Championship races that I had run here, is not far from Granollers where I was born. I will give my best to conquest a relief placement, for my Team that has always worked hard for me and for my fans who will support me from the stands. "

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing

"Assen result is not exciting, but I hope that the eleventh position that I had in the Dutch Grand Prix will serve to give a changing direction to my season. In the past I always had good results on the Catalan circuit and I hope to have in the next Sunday race. Last year I had finished the race in ninth position and in the test we had the day after the race, I had the fourth fastest time ever. This weekend we'll start from the data that we had obtained last year. It 's a beautiful track, with very fast sectors and other very driven, I should not have adapting problems to this track. Here I had some satisfaction in the past, in 2005 I won a pole position and third place in my last 125cc season. I'll give everything to conquer a good position that I'm missing from Jerez Grand Prix. "

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio , Aleix Espargaro
Teams Pramac Racing