GREAT COMEBACK FOR KALLIO! HE HAS EARN 10 POSITIONS AND CONCLUDES THE RACE IN SEVENTH POSITION. FIFTEEN PLACE FOR ALEIX ESPARGARO'. Excellent seventh place for Mika Kallio in the second round of the MotoGP World Championship despite the...
GREAT COMEBACK FOR KALLIO! HE HAS EARN 10 POSITIONS AND CONCLUDES THE RACE IN SEVENTH POSITION. FIFTEEN PLACE FOR ALEIX ESPARGARO'.
Excellent seventh place for Mika Kallio in the second round of the MotoGP World Championship despite the difficult qualifying of yesterday that saw him taking the grid today in seventeenth position. An amazing comeback: from the first curve he has been protagonist of a magnificent race that allowed him to prevail upon his direct rivals. In particular was very exciting and full of overtaking, the fight for seventh place with Simoncelli, De Puniet and Melandri. Aleix Espargaro who, unable to get a good start, immediately tried to recover positions. Unfortunately his race was already compromised on the fourth lap when, after a fall that damaged his brake pedal, he has returned in to the pits to check the damage. He returned back on track after a while, but the gap with the drivers ahead of him was too large to be recovered. Aleix has still completed the race running on good pace with the twelfth fastest lap of the race.
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"We were aware that it was to be a attack race, during the warm- up, we solved some balance issues that we had yesterday in qualifying, trying new set-up and getting good feedback already from the morning. Then we have further changed something before the race. It was a wonderful race for us, the seventh place for Mika, after a great comeback, give us good feeling for the next races. Unfortunately Aleix slipped while holding a great position, he has demonstrate that he has an enormous talent and he is very consistent regarding to lap times. I hope that his experience may be more increased after this race. "
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing - 7 place
"It's been one of my best races since I'm a MotoGP rider. I had a great start which made me not lose the posting by the group of the best riders: I have recovered the gap since the first round and I was able to take four places lap after lap I saw that the changes made on my motorbike were good to let me always have the best times. I enjoyed very much to fight with Simoncelli, Melandri and De Puniet. I then leapfrogged the drivers ahead of me and in the last four laps I take and kept the seventh position. I am very happy with the result for the team and the technicians who have always supported me throughout this weekend. "
Aleix Espargaro - Pramac Racing - 15 place
"Unfortunately was not the race that I hoped, I really wanted to get a good result on this circuit, the first Spanish stage of this year. I had little grip problem at the start and I found myself in last place after the first corner, then when I was recovering some positions, I fall during the fourth lap and damaged the brake pedal, but also if I had lost some minutes I had want to go on the track again to demonstrate my value on this track. But then I returned again to the pit to make further changes. I now have my first point of this season, is not so much, but I hope to get a better result in the next Grand Prix. "
-source: pramac racing