Pramac Racing Team press release
Second Appointment Of The Season In The United States Of America For MotoGP. Indianapolis Is Here
Twelfth round of the season for the MotoGP World Championship, and after a move in the Czech Republic back in the United States, this time in Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the world's most famous motor racing circuits, and certainly the most famous of the "oval". Built in 1909, there runs the legendary Indianapolis 500, the United States Grand Prix Formula 1 since 2008 and hosts the World Championship. They are provided for all three classes (125, 250 and MotoGP), unlike what happens at Laguna Seca. The circuit was copied from the F1 with some modifications, and is counter-clockwise path. The best ranking achieved by Loris Capirossi in this circuit goes back to the season of 2009 (seventh place). The twelfth position is instead the best result obtained by Randy De Puniet.
Fabiano Sterlacchini – Pramac Racing Team Technical Director
"Tests of Brno with Loris Capirossi were useful to understand how to move in the upcoming races. Now I think of Indianapolis, a track the Italian rider likes. It 'a particular track, alternating with areas of fast winding points. It will be tough, we need a good balance with the bike in order to obtain satisfactory results. Fortunately, Randy is feeling better, the back pain is not as pronounced. He has always had difficulty at this track, but I felt he is determined and ready to achieve a good result".
Loris Capirossi - Pramac Racing Team
"It is not easy to face a contest after another in these physical conditions. I did therapy on the shoulder for a week, conditions are better compared to Brno, but are not yet in top form. During the day of testing in the Czech Republic we have got to try different things, we'll see them in practice in Indianapolis, a circuit which I like. I hope it rains, it will be a little easier to work.”
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Team
"I needed a little rest after the Grand Prix in Brno. Now that I'm a bit better I want to try to get a good result at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My goal is to finish the season in the best way, so it would not hurt to finish the race in the top ten. The bike has improved, I have all it takes to get a good result even if that Indy circuit is not one of my favorites".