Czech GP: Pramac Racing Friday practice report

FIRST FREE SESSION IN BRNO FOR THE PRAMAC RACING ITALIAN DUO. CANEPA FIFTEENTH, FABRIZIO SEVENTEENTH Debut for Michel Fabrizio on the Pramac Racing's Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat in the first free practice of the Czech GP on the Brno circuit.

FIRST FREE SESSION IN BRNO FOR THE PRAMAC RACING ITALIAN DUO. CANEPA FIFTEENTH, FABRIZIO SEVENTEENTH

Debut for Michel Fabrizio on the Pramac Racing's Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat in the first free practice of the Czech GP on the Brno circuit. The roman rider concluded with the seventeenth lap time of the day. Michel is getting to know his bike and its reaction on track, the diverse electronic system and Bridgestone tyres that were still new to him. The distance from the fastest riders is still too much, but is from tomorrow that Michel will have to concentrate on the single lap performance. His Teammate, Niccolo Canepa, is in fifteenth position. After having modified his bike in the final part of the free session, Niccolo made it to sensibly improve his best lap time of the day and is trustful for the rest of the weekend. Tomorrow two more hours of work for the Italian duo to try to climb the classification and conquer a good position on the starting grid.

Marco Rigamonti - Niccolo Canepa track engineer

"We didn't start in the best way possible, but in the last exit we have made some modification to the bike that helped us a lot. Niccolò is really trustful; he tried to ride without pushing too much to understand the bike's reaction. Tomorrow it will be a different story as he will have to push to the limit to sensibly improve. We are in the right direction and we believe we can achieve a good result this weekend."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 15th in 1'59.531

"I didn't push to the limit today. I had some difficulties to find the right rhythm, but at the end of the session after making some modification to the set up of the bike we understood there is some margin to improve. It seems like we have found the right direction to follow. Tomorrow I will surely push more to conquer a good lap time to start in a good position on the starting grid."

Michel Fabrizio - Pramac Racing rider - 17th in 2'00.423

"The Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat is surely a completely different bike compare to mine and one hour of practice it's not enough to understand our potential. The bike is much lighter, the engine much more powerful and also the traction control is really good. I still can't manage to brake as I would like to because I am used to Superbike reference marks, but from tomorrow I should improve. I found the biggest difficulties in the front part of the bike and it will be there where I will have to concentrate tomorrow morning to be able to feel the bike more mine."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Michel Fabrizio , Niccolo Canepa
Teams Pramac Racing