Italian GP: Pramac Racing race report

Canepa ninth in the Grand Prix of Italy. Kallio thirteenth Weather condition similar to two weeks ago during the Grand Prix of France and this time the tactic choose is the right one. Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing rider, has in fact changed to...

Canepa ninth in the Grand Prix of Italy. Kallio thirteenth

Weather condition similar to two weeks ago during the Grand Prix of France and this time the tactic choose is the right one. Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing rider, has in fact changed to the second bike with wet set up after only a few laps on the contrary of two weeks ago. With the second bike Niccolo demonstrated his true value recovering many positions concluding the race in ninth place. Opposite story for Mika Kallio who was doing really well with wet surface of the track, but with the change of the bike he encountered too many difficulties. The Finnish rider had to accept the final thirteenth place. In two weeks the sixth round of the MotoGP World Championship in Barcelona, Spain.

Marco Rigamonti - Niccolo Canepa track engineer

"With the rain Niccolo has unluckily lost too much time, but we have made the right choice to enter the pit to change bike as soon as possible and thanks to this he made to recover many positions. He has done a really good job today, very calm but determined. We knew that here, on a track where he has already ridden, he would have done well. We are very happy of the work done this weekend."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 9th in the race - 16th in MotoGP classification

"I am very happy today. At the beginning with wet surface I was last; I didn't have the confidence to ride as I would have liked to. When the condition of the track got better I started to register very interesting lap times. My ninth position in my first Italian Grand Prix in MotoGP is not bad at all. Now we have Barcelona race, another track that I already know quite well and where I think we can conquer another good result."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 13th in the race - 14th in MotoGP classification

"With the first bike everything seemed to go well, but than I don't know what happened with the bike with dry set up. In the first two turns I was going only 50km/h, but the bike didn't want to follow my instructions. In the second turn I almost went off track. I was going really slowly in the first two laps and this made me lose many positions. The situation was unmanageable, now we have to check where we went wrong."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing