AN UNDER TONE START IN THE GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN FIRST FREE PRACTICE FOR KALLIO AND ESPARGARO' Is not the best approach for the Green Team to the second leg of the MotoGP 2010, after the end of the first free practice Mika Kallio has clocked the...
AN UNDER TONE START IN THE GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN FIRST FREE PRACTICE FOR KALLIO AND ESPARGARO'
Is not the best approach for the Green Team to the second leg of the MotoGP 2010, after the end of the first free practice Mika Kallio has clocked the fourteenth fastest time after being for most of the first free practice in the top ten. Same goes for Aleix Espargarò that ended with the sixteenth fastest time but he had, lap after lap, reduced the gap with the drivers ahead of him. He had close the free practice with almost 2 seconds from the fastest time recorded by Casey Stoner on the official Ducati. The Catalan rider said that he is, however, confident for tomorrow qualification, good for second in the MotoGP grid for 2010.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"It's not the approach to the circuit that we had hopped, we know that this is always a difficult circuit for us. But the good lap recorded by both riders of the official team make us hope for a better result on the tomorrow's qualifying. We've changed the motorbike set-up reducing our gap from the best riders times. This evening we will face the official Ducati technical team and we will try to get a better balance for our motorbike."
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 14th best time in 1'41 .297
"I am disappointed for not having completed the practice in the top ten, I know that this is a result that I can easily reach so I'll commit tomorrow to get a good result in the second free practice and then in the qualifying. I have a good feeling with the third part of the circuit that is one of the most driven of the track, I've got the sixth time overall. I have to improve in other parts. Seeing the official Ducati riders ahead gives me enormous confidence in the motorbike and I hope to be able to get a good qualifying tomorrow. "
Aleix Espargaro - Pramac Racing Team - 16th best time in 1'41 .742
"I still have some problems with the load on the front wheel as in Qatar. During the tests we have changed a bit the set-up and I bought a little feeling with the track and the bike, reducing my gap lap after lap. Unfortunately, the first free practice continue to be a bit difficult for me. Certainly the sixteenth time is not a good result, but I consider very positive that there is less than one second gap between me and the seventh rider of the classification. "
-source: pramac racing