PORTUGUESE RACE WEEKEND STARTED AT ESTORIL. KALLIO TENTH AND CANEPA THIRTEENTH IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE MotoGP is back on track after three weekend of break. At Estoril, Portugal, Pramac Racing Team riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, ...
PORTUGUESE RACE WEEKEND STARTED AT ESTORIL. KALLIO TENTH AND CANEPA THIRTEENTH IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE
MotoGP is back on track after three weekend of break. At Estoril, Portugal, Pramac Racing Team riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, have obtained interesting performances concluding respectively in tenth and thirteenth position. Kallio made it to place him self in sixth position with only a few minutes left in the session, but some small mistake in the last fast lap have limited his final performance. Niccolo is very satisfied of his performances having improved in only one hour of work his fastest lap obtain here last season in a three days testing. Tomorrow the white and red riders will have two more hours at their disposal to climb the classification and conquer a good place on Sunday's starting grid.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"We don't look at today's lap times. After having listened Mika's words we are very satisfied of what we have achieved in this first hour of this long weekend of work. The rider feels well on his Ducati and has already understood where is possible to improve to be more competitive. This is already a good starting point. Also Niccolo has done well: I see him very concentrate and determine. We are trustful that also him can have a good race here in Portugal."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 10th in 1'38.661
"Today has gone quite well. We always find some small problems in the first day of work, but we have already understood which way to follow and this is the most important thing. No big problem to solve, just simple adjustments to make this bike more agile on this type of circuit layout. In the last lap I made some small mistake and this made me lose important tenths of a second. A pity as I think I can be much further up in the classification on this circuit."
Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing Rider - 13th in 1'39.033
"The bike went really well today. Usually after almost one month of break I need some time to readapt to the bike but here I felt straight away at ease on it. I am really motivated to compete in these last four races. I already made it to improve my fastest lap time conquer last year during some test and I can consider this a really positive sign to continue this weekend of work."