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SIXTH SEASON MOTOGP GRAND PRIX IN THE TULIP LAND The first of three consecutive race of this calendar has just ended. Green Pramac Racing Team riders finished the Silverstone's race gaining a tenth place with the young Aleix Espargarò and a ...

SIXTH SEASON MOTOGP GRAND PRIX IN THE TULIP LAND

The first of three consecutive race of this calendar has just ended. Green Pramac Racing Team riders finished the Silverstone's race gaining a tenth place with the young Aleix Espargarò and a thirteenth place with Kallio. The riders may already be trying to improve their results this Thursday in Holland, in the legendary Assen circuit. This will be the six-three GP that will be raced on this track. Even if it has a short history, the Pramac Racing Team has managed to get some satisfaction here in Holland in 2002 scored a second place when the Pramac bike was ride by Max Biagg, a fourth place was scored the following year always with the Italian rider. In the following years there were mixed results, but always far from the podium. Last year Mika Kallio was having a great race, he was in the sixth position when he unfortunately slipped in the last corner. The hope is that on this track, the Finn will return to high levels.

Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing

"The Silverstone result have leave me a bitter taste, especially if I consider what had happened Friday morning when Aleix was in the eighth position. I am still proud of the work done by the Team that has allowed Aleix to finish for the third consecutive Grand Prix, in the top ten rankings. Unfortunately the weekend was marked for Mika by some new English track adapting problems, however, he have done everything to be able to conclude the race in the best way. He also had a good start, but unfortunately in the final laps he was unable to overtake the riders ahead of him and he has finish the race in the thirteenth position. The Dutch track is a track where we had some success in the past, especially in our early years with Biaggi when we have got a podium and a fourth place. Aleix and Mika had also some success on this track in recent years, Mika has scored a victory in 2006 in the 125cc class, Aleix has scored on this track, his best result in the 250cc class, a fourth place last year. My hope is that both riders can improve their positions in the starting grid and that they will become protagonists of a great race. We are aware of their value and we will work to offer them a perfect bike for this track. "

Aleix Espargarò - Pramac Racing

"Unlike the other tracks, the stage had started very well in Silverstone. Friday was alright, I scored an eighth place and thought to be able to finish the race among the first eight or still fighting for an important position. I had some qualifying problems that not allowed me to get a good starting position suited to my expectations and I ended the race in tenth position, which is still a good result. I have just run five times in Assen, four times in the 250cc and one time in my rookie season in the 125cc, obtaining as best placing the fourth place last season driving a 250cc. I hope to immediately have a good feeling with the track so that I can try to improve my lap times."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing

"Silverstone's result is not exciting, a thirteenth place after starting in last place is not the best. But I think that the last race was good to understand that my shoulder is not a problem anymore and that I can try to do my best without worrying about the pain. In a way my season starts now. I was able to win a race in Assen in my last 125cc season in 2006. It 's a wonderful track, shame that in the recent years I have failed the opportunity to give the best of me. Last year unfortunately, I had some problems in qualifying, I have started the race from the twelfth position, I managed to recover until the sixth and in the last corner of the last lap, unfortunately, I slipped. It 's time to repay the trust that my Team have always repose in me, this must be my weekend!

-source: pramac racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mika Kallio , Aleix Espargaro
Teams Pramac Racing