THIRD AND FOURTH ROW FOR PRAMAC RACING TEAM RIDERS IN THE ENI GRAND PRIX OF GERMANY Good qualification session for Pramac Racing Team riders with the ninth and eleventh position conquered respectively by Aleix EspargarÃ² and Mika Kallio. Good ...
THIRD AND FOURTH ROW FOR PRAMAC RACING TEAM RIDERS IN THE ENI GRAND PRIX OF GERMANY
Good qualification session for Pramac Racing Team riders with the ninth and eleventh position conquered respectively by Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio. Good session for both riders that have stop the chronometer with just over a second of gap from the pole position registered by Jorge Lorenzo. The riders have complained about some small problems and if they will be able to solve them during tomorrow morning warm up, they should be both even faster than today and gain a significant result in the race. In particular Aleix had some grip problems on the front tyre, which didn't allowed him to be fast in the first and last sector. Mika has partially solved the problems he had yesterday during the first free practice session. He finished very close to the riders ahead of him and will certainly battle tomorrow to gain an important position. The appointment is at 2 pm local time for the eni Grand Prix of Germany race.
Marco Rigamonti - Aleix Espargarò Track Engineer
"Aleix has confirmed his value in the last few races: this ninth position gives us good hopes for tomorrow's race. We still have some grip problems with the front tyre in the first sector of the track. Tomorrow, during the warm up, we'll change the height of the saddle to allow him to have a smoother ride. With these track conditions, we can make a good race. We are also very happy with the excellent pace that Aleix had during several laps, he has consistently turned in 1'23 low. We will work hard to ensure him a perfectly balanced bike."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team - 9th fastest time in 1'22 .910
"Compared to yesterday's morning first practice session we have improved a little the front tyre grip even though my bike is not perfect yet. Tomorrow during the warm up we'll make some other changes. With my engineers we have also decided to slightly change the saddle height, this should help me to have a better ride style in the first and last sector where we are slower than the others. I am still very happy to start the race in third row."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 11th best time in 1'22 .961
"Finally a positive result in qualifying. I am very happy to have significantly reduced the gap from the first rider and the other riders ahead of me. We have worked hard yesterday after the first free practice to make sure that my bike was fast in the first sector where I had the biggest gap. Tomorrow morning during the warm up we will try other changes to be even faster in that sector. I have great confidence for the tomorrow race: it's the time to gain a good result."
-source: pramac racing