TT Assen: Pramac Racing qualifying report

FOURTH ROW FOR KALLIO IN THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX. CANEPA SEVENTEENTH Cloudy day at the Assen circuit where the Dutch Grand Prix qualifying session took place. Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, have respectively concluded in ...

FOURTH ROW FOR KALLIO IN THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX. CANEPA SEVENTEENTH

Cloudy day at the Assen circuit where the Dutch Grand Prix qualifying session took place. Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolo Canepa, have respectively concluded in twelfth and seventeenth position. The Finnish rider was expecting a bit more from this day of work and hopes to recover tomorrow in the race. Niccolo made it to improve compare to yesterday by more than two seconds and will start the race tomorrow from the sixth row. Weather forecast promises rain for tomorrow's race with more than sixty percent of chances to have a wet race.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director

"It has been a hard day of work for us. We have worked a lot on the set up of the bike finding some good solutions. For sure looking at the classification we can't be too satisfied, but for tomorrow we believe we can do better. Mika is a really determined rider and, as always, he will not give up not even a centimeter to his opponents during the race."

Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 12th in 1'37.749

"I was expecting to enter the top ten today, but unluckily it didn't go this way and I am a bit disappointed. I thought I would have been able to be at least half of second faster. I have encountered some complication with the front part of the bike that didn't allow me to push more. Tomorrow we will have to modify the balance of the bike making it higher in the front during the warm up to understand if the bike will be more easy to ride. Anyway it seems the weather forecast for tomorrow will be completely different compare today and this would change the situation to everyone."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing rider - 17th in 1'38.605

"Unluckily I slipped in the most important part of the qualifying session and with the second bike with only a few minutes left it hasn't be easy to improve my performances. I tried, but we will have to start from the seventeenth position. The situation compared to yesterday has improved a lot and we will have to try to make another step forward tomorrow during the race to gain some more positions."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing