Czech GP: Pramac Racing preview

TENTH SEASON GRAND PRIX ON BRNO'S CIRCUIT. After a short summer break, the engine will return to warm up for next weekend. Sunday will take place on Brno's circuit, the tenth stage of the 2010 World Championship, the first of the second half of...


After a short summer break, the engine will return to warm up for next weekend. Sunday will take place on Brno's circuit, the tenth stage of the 2010 World Championship, the first of the second half of the season until now with high and low result for the green Pramac Racing Team riders. Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio, have in fact achieved six top ten positions in nine races of this season. Aleix scored an eighth, a ninth and a two tenths places, while Mika has the best Team season result, a seventh place with the addition of a ninth place conquered in the last Grand Prix raced in the United States of America. But both riders have in mind to improve their results in the second half of the season and thanks to the summer break that has allowed to recover energy, they will give the maximum to give to the Team an high level results. Sunday will be a very important day for Brno's circuit that will host the thirty-fifth top class Grand Prix. But a particular interest is given also for the sixtieth anniversary of motorcycle racing on this circuit that is halfway between Vienna and Prague. On this circuit, the Pramac Racing has had good results in past with a third and fourth place with Biaggi and Tamada in 2004 and the conquest of the second-last podium of his history with Elias in 2008, that after a fantastic comeback, has got the second place of the podium. Last year things did not go very well with Canepa who finished the race in twelfth position, while Fabrizio, the substitute of Kallio that was loan to the Ducati officer, has retired after just six laps from the start. The hope is that Mika will obtain an important result on this that is one of his favorite tracks, having won here in the past three podiums. Aleix his part, with 261.4 km / h, has established in 2007 the maximum speed record in the 250cc class on this track. It will be from this track that the young Spaniard will start to gain important positions that only bad luck and a little of inexperience had refusing him to gain in the last three races.

Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing Team

"In the last Grand Prix lucky was not on our side, I am referring in particular to what happened to Aleix in the last three races. In Barcelona he had accumulated too much pressure before the start, the desire to conquer a great result in front of his fans did not allow him to remain focused on the race that he had ended few laps from the start. In Germany, the other unlucky race when he found De Puniet's bike in front of him lying on the asphalt. Fortunately he had no fractures. Laguna Seca, last race marked by little luck, was betrayed by the white line that demarcates the asphalt with less than three laps from the finish line. My biggest regret is especially for the last race because it was the first Grand Prix of the season with both Pramac Racing riders where in the top ten. But now it's time to look ahead to the next Czech Republic Grand Prix. On Brno track we have got the second-last podium of our history in the 2008 with the Spaniard Elias, who finished second after a fantastic comeback. In the past we have got another podium with Biaggi in 2004 that ended the race in third position followed by his teammate Tamada. The ambition of this weekend is to see again Aleix finish the race in the top ten as we had used to see him before Barcelona's Grand Prix. Another ambition to see Mika finish the race in a good position because he has found speed and feeling with his bike, he had good results in the past on this track and I hope he can be able to repeat them on Sunday. "

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team

"The United States Grand Prix was very important for me for two reasons, first of all because I have regained a place in the top ten, second because I realized that I have acquired a good feeling with my bike that will allow me to be fast in all the Grand Prix of the second part of the season. There are nine more races until the end of the Championship, I'll give my best to conquer a good placement in all the race to repay the trust that the team has always placed in me despite negative results. I consider Brno one of the most technical circuits of the Championship, I really like this track where I have got good results in the past. Here I have gain three consecutive podium, two second places in the 125cc category in 2005 and 2006 and a third place in 2007 in my rookie season in the 250cc category. Last year I had ran this race in the Ducati Team as Stoner's substitute, I had start the race form the tenth place on the starting grid, but with two laps to go, while I was eighth, I was involved in an accident and I went off the track. "

Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team

"The summer break we had, helped me to take off a bit of disappointing feeling for the last three Grands Prix in which, also for the bad luck I had, I could not see the checkered flag. I hope that Sunday I'll already return to gain an important position, I need it for my Team but also for myself as I have always fought and believed in me. I never had a particular affection for Brno's track, I was able to run here only four times in the past, one in 125cc and three in 250cc, gaining a tenth place as best result in 2008 in the 250cc category. It 's time to regain what I have lost in recent races. My season will restart from here. "

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio , Aleix Espargaro
Teams Pramac Racing , Ducati Team