DIFFICULT DAY FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM
Although Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet have improved their best time compared to this morning free practice session, in the afternoon, during the second free practice session, the white and green duo dropped back in the final ranking. Fifteenth fastest lap time (1'39 .021) for the Italian rider, just behind the French, who stopped the stopwatch with a time of 1'39.137. No one in the Pramac Racing Team may be satisfied even if the fact of Loris Capirossi can count on a new handlebars (designed by his Chief Engineer, Fabiano Sterlacchini) is already a big step forward. Tomorrow, probably in the rain, the opportunity to redeem the today’s result.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Team Technical Director
"We can not be satisfied with this day, because in the end the time and the rankings that matters. Although we finally solved some small problems, others are left to deal with, we will have to do it tomorrow. Unfortunately, today we also had some bad luck saw that Loris was slowed by some riders when he tried to push".
Loris Capirossi - Pramac Racing Team – 15th fastest lap time in 1'39.021
"The lap time was bad, no doubt, but I'm happy that we have finally found the right set up of the saddle. Now we will work on other important aspects. I also thank my technical director for realizing my new handlebars. I think tomorrow we will make further steps forward".
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Team - 16th fastest lap time in 1'39.137
"I'm not happy with the work done today. I still have problems with the front of the bike, sometimes it is uncontrollable. We tried different solutions, but none was acceptable for the moment. Tomorrow we will focus the work on this aspect. We have always worked well and I am sure we will continue on this path".