Spanish GP: Pramac Racing qualifying report

AFTER THE SECOND QUALIFICATION SESSION OF THE 2010 MOTOGP SEASON: FIFTEENTH POSITION FOR ESPARGARO', SEVENTEENTHS FOR KALLIO A difficult Saturday for both Pramac Racing Team riders, who have not reduced the gap with the other riders. The Green...

AFTER THE SECOND QUALIFICATION SESSION OF THE 2010 MOTOGP SEASON: FIFTEENTH POSITION FOR ESPARGARO', SEVENTEENTHS FOR KALLIO

A difficult Saturday for both Pramac Racing Team riders, who have not reduced the gap with the other riders. The Green Energy Team riders, Aleix Espargarò and Mika Kallio, have respectively obtained the fifteenth and seventeenth time on the tomorrow starting grid of the twenty-fifth GP of Jerez de la Frontera. Despite the intense work of the Technical Team , the Finn rider was unable to improve his feeling with his motorbike. The rookie Catalan has instead suffered a fall while he was pushing his motorbike, this made him lose a part of the qualifying. The riders shall use as best that they can the warm-up session of tomorrow morning to be more competitive in the race.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"The work done by the technicians on both bikes allowed us to slightly reduce the gap we had with the other riders after Friday first free practice. Unfortunately during the day we had other problems that have adversely affected our qualifications. Thanks also to the rider's technical reflect, we have identified witch are the changes to make to allow them both to have a balance motorbike the tomorrow Grand Prix. We remain confident about the tomorrow race, where we can redeem the negative result of Qatar. "

Aleix Espargaro - Pramac Racing Team - 15th best time in 1'40 .555

"After the good feeling of the second free practice in the morning, where I got a time that made me hope for the qualifications of the early afternoon. Unfortunately while I was pushing to improve my lap time, I stumbled upon a crash that made me lose precious time. In any case I have greatly improved the feeling with the motorbike and the track, reducing my best lap time more than a second. Tomorrow I will do my best for the many Spanish fans who come here to follow me. "

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team - 17th best time in 1'40 .803

"Starting in last place on the grid is not the best, I will fight very hard to overtake my competitors. The first corner is near the starting line and if I start well I can take many positions already at the end of the turb. Today I had some problems handling my motorbike, I could not control it perfectly. The positive think that remains is that I have reduced my lap time compared to yesterday morning's free practice time. I hope to get a good result tomorrow in the race and to give a turn to my season. The whole team deserves a good result for all the work they are doing for me. "

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio , Aleix Espargaro
Teams Pramac Racing