TWO CONSECUTIVE GRAND PRIX FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM BEFORE HALF SEASON SUMMER BREAK With the Grand Prix de Catalunya ended the first triptych of consecutive races on the 2010's calendar. Now, after a week in which all were able to have a...
TWO CONSECUTIVE GRAND PRIX FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM BEFORE HALF SEASON SUMMER BREAK
With the Grand Prix de Catalunya ended the first triptych of consecutive races on the 2010's calendar. Now, after a week in which all were able to have a little of relax time, is the time to go back to race in Germany at the Sachsenring track located just a few kilometers away from the Czech Republic border. The Pramac Racing Team has left Cataluña with some regret for a race that could be able to turn the season of the team. The Green Team has still gained four World Championship points which are a meager spoils for the Team that had aimed to get both bikes in the top ten. Sachsenring race will be then the immediately opportunity to recover this result. On this path, the Pramac Racing Team has good memories when in 2004 Barros has conquest the second position. The best result of the following years was a sixth place in 2008 with Guintoli on a wet track. Last year, Mika had a great start, he had comeback some riders going from the tenth to the eighth position in two laps, and then unfortunately due some technical problems he had to settle for the fourteenth position. The hope is that the rider can get a good result on this track in which he was protagonist in the past with a victory in 2005 riding a 125cc and a second position in 2007 riding a 250cc.
Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing Team
"Although up to this point of the season we haven't had great results, I am happy on how our young Aleix is riding. Him, with his technical staff, is working very well and I am sure that soon the results will be seen on the track. We don't have to forget that he is the youngest rider of the top category and he still has many kilometers in front of him to improve. Sachsenring's track is Mika's preferred track, he has in the past good results, he had won the race in 2005 with 125 and he had finished the race in second position in 2007 riding a 250cc. I hope that he can be fast since Friday's free practice and that he can give a good result to his team. We are always near him and I'm sure that on this track he will repeat the good performance that he had this year at Jerez."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing rider
"We have to stop thinking about Cataluña's Grand Prix! These things happen and it's now time to look ahead. On Sachsenring's track I had race so far only four times, two in 250cc and two in 125cc, gaining a ninth position as best placement during my rookie season in 2005. These days I had the opportunity to study very closely the track that has a very fast part and another very slow and very driven part. I'll have to work to be able to get a good position on the starting grid that can allow me to maintain a low gap from the best riders in the first laps."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing
"The last Grand Prix in Barcelona helped me to understand that I have finally found the perfect condition and that I can now apply myself to totally improve the feeling with my bike. There could be no better track to try to find the feeling and to get immediately good results. Sachsenring circuit is by far my favorite track; I have won here in 2005 riding a 125cc after starting the race from the pole position. In 2007 I also had the pole position, but then I finished the race in the second place. It 's a wonderful track, shame that in recent years I have failed to give my best here. Last year, unfortunately I had some problems during the race, I started from the tenth position and in just two laps I managed to take the eighth position. I had a great pace that would allow me to get some other position, but after a few laps some technical problems slowed me. I absolutely have to gain a better placement to dedicate to my team who have always worked hard and always supported me during these difficult races."
-source: pramac racing