BOTH PRAMAC RACING TEAM RIDERS NEAR THE TOP TEN IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTISE OF ENI GERMAN GRAND PRIX. An above average temperature today has accompanied the first free practice of the eni Grand Prix of Germany that will take place Sunday ...
BOTH PRAMAC RACING TEAM RIDERS NEAR THE TOP TEN IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTISE OF ENI GERMAN GRAND PRIX.
An above average temperature today has accompanied the first free practice of the eni Grand Prix of Germany that will take place Sunday on Sachsenring's circuit. The thermometer has exceeded 36 degrees, unusual temperature for the German climate. Pramac Racing Team riders, Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargarò, have a good start to approach the race weekend, finishing in eleventh and in twelfth position respectively with less than a second gap behind the first position rider, Dani Pedrosa. Thanks to the technical and to the information given by the riders there were made some improvements on the bike. This had allowed both riders to reduce their lap times and reduce the gap from the fastest riders. Good feeling for the tomorrow's qualifying where both riders will aim to gain a prominent place on the starting grid of the eni German Grand Prix.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Technical Director
"During the free practice we have worked to solve some problems encountered during the last race in Barcelona. In particular on Aleix bike we have identified some changes to allow him to have more grip on the front wheel. Too bad he had failed to take advantage in his final exit from the pits. We're still very happy with the pace that he had today, he had turned almost constantly under 1'23. Regarding Mika's bike, we had worked intensely on the suspensions impact to allow him to have a stiffer bike for the corners entry. The distance accused from the firsts gives me good hope for the second free practice and for tomorrow's qualifying session where we will push to allow both riders to gain a good position."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 11th best time in 1'23 .422
"We have partially solved the problem we had on Barcelona's track during the last Grand Prix. We have worked on the suspension to let my bike have more rigidity in the corners entry. We are very close to the top of the standings. Tomorrow I will give my best to achieve a good position on the starting grid."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team - 12th best time in 1'23 .430
"Unfortunately I was unable to repeat the good results of the last Grand Prix, where during the first free practice I was always very fast. As in Barcelona we had a little grip problem on the front wheel, but thanks to my engineers we have identified some changes to the settings of the bike to make it more stable. The gap from the others is still very small and this gives me good feeling for tomorrow's qualifying session."
-source: pramac racing