PRAMAC RACING TEAM WITH FULL LINE UP AT SACHSENRING After the absence due to injury of Mika Kallio in the American Grand Prix of last 5th of July, the Pramac Racing Team is back with full line up for the German GP with both riders ready to...
PRAMAC RACING TEAM WITH FULL LINE UP AT SACHSENRING
After the absence due to injury of Mika Kallio in the American Grand Prix of last 5th of July, the Pramac Racing Team is back with full line up for the German GP with both riders ready to battle on the Sachsenring track. The circuit, situated about 100km from Dresden, is the second shortest of the MotoGP World Championship after Laguna Seca and the insidious turns and the various changes of direction make it one of the slowest as well. Mika Kallio really likes the German circuit and considers it his favorite. In the last few years the Finnish riders made it to step on the podium in Germany in two occasions: second in 2007 in the 250 class after starting from pole position and on the highest step of the podium in 2005 in the 125cc class. For his teammate, Niccolo Canepa, it will be the first time at the Sachsenring. The Genovese rider, as it already happen in some occasion this year, will try to know the new track in the shortest time possible to result competitive in the race.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Team Technical Director
"It is so nice to have Mika back with us. We really miss him in America, but I am still convinced that we took the right decision by leaving him at home for one weekend to recover in the best way possible and don't ruin the rest of the season. It is from the beginning of the season that Mika tells me this is one of his favorite track, if not the favorite, this is why we expect a lot here. For sure it will not be easy due to the injury, but we believe that Mika will almost be in the best physical condition possible to compete at the maximum level. For Niccolo it will not be easy as this is another unknown track for him: we will try everything to make him learn the secrets of this track in the shortest time possible."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team rider
"It is so nice to be back. I can't wait to step back on my Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat. The situation with my left ring finger has improved a lor and I feel ready to ride. I would say I am at 90% of my physical condition. I will have to wear a special glove made by Alpinestar with much more space for my left ring finger due to big bendage I have on it. For sure in the next few weeks I will not be able to get married as the ring would never fit with my actual conditions of the ring finger. This circuit is very nice, I found my self at ease since the first few race. In 2005 I stepped on the highest step of the 125cc podium and in 2007, after starting from pole position, I finished second in the 250cc class."
Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing Team rider
"Today I have trained a bit with a Kart race organize by Dorna which I enjoyed a lot. I am very concentrated; it will be a difficult weekend for me at the Sachsenring, as I don't the track. I will start with a small handicap compare the other riders, but I believe I can learn the track in the first two free practices to result more competitive from qualifying session. Luckily after this race there will only be Australia that I still don't know."