DISAPPOINTING QUALIFYING FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM IN MISANO Bad day for the Pramac Racing Team. The riders, Aleix EspargarÃ² and Mika Kallio, have in fact completed the qualifying session valid for the starting grid of the Grand Prix of San ...
DISAPPOINTING QUALIFYING FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM IN MISANO
Bad day for the Pramac Racing Team. The riders, Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio, have in fact completed the qualifying session valid for the starting grid of the Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini, respectively, in the fifteenth and seventeenth position. The Spaniard had finished this morning free practice in fourteenth position complaining grip problems, but still having a good lap pace. Mika Kallio was able to improve by almost two seconds his fastest time recorded during yesterday's morning free practice, but this was not enough to climb the ranking, so he will start the race from the sixth row. Unfortunately the track conditions did not allow Pramac Racing Team riders to obtain a better lap time than the one achieved this afternoon. Both will have to considerably improve their position tomorrow to get a positive result in the race that will begin at 14 local time.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"Unfortunately we have not fully resolved the problems we had yesterday during the first free practice. Both riders have significantly reduced their lap time but they were not able to get the final speed lap necessary to allow them to climb the rankings. During qualifying we were able to identify a couple of changes that we will try during tomorrow warm up. Qualifying session have been difficult for several riders who usually occupy important positions, while many others usually in the rear, are now occupying positions in front of us. Tomorrow we will start the race from the back, but I'm sure that they will both work hard to recover important positions."
Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing Team - the 15th best time in 1'35 .438
"I feel very good and I still like this track very much, unfortunately I have not been able to use in the best way the wake of other riders as many of my colleagues have done, that did not allow me to make a good lap time. However I have a great confidence in tomorrow's race where, thanks to changes that the Team will make on my bike, I will try to recover good positions right away. I want to get a good result on this track which is one of my favorites."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - the 17th best time in 1'35 .724
"Although I have reduced my yesterday's best lap time by almost two seconds, I did not get a good position on the starting grid. Starting in last position is not the best for me, but I hope to gain some positions from the start so that I can be able to retake positions after positions since the first laps. With my Team we have identified some changes to make on my bike to make it more powerful in all sectors of the track. I will try to give my best tomorrow to conquer a significant position in the race. "
-source: pramac racing