US GP: Pramac Racing Friday practice report

FIRSTS LAPS AT LAGUNA SECA FOR NICCOLO' CANEPA Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing rider, has ridden his firsts laps on the Californian circuit of Laguna Seca in the Monterey County. The Italian rider had as objective to learn the best lines to follow...

FIRSTS LAPS AT LAGUNA SECA FOR NICCOLO' CANEPA

Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing rider, has ridden his firsts laps on the Californian circuit of Laguna Seca in the Monterey County. The Italian rider had as objective to learn the best lines to follow on this difficult and particular circuit of the MotoGP World Championship. Niccolo has accomplish 34 laps, more than everybody else apart Lorenzo who has finished with 38 laps. This weekend track engineer for Niccolo is Fabiano Sterlacchini who is usually with the injured Mika Kallio. Marco Rigamonti, Niccolo's track engineer, become father for the first time and agreed with the Team to remain at home for the birth of his son Luca. All the best to the Rigamonti family from the Pramac Racing Team.

Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Team Technical Director

"Today we didn't make any modifications on the bike, but we preferred to leave it soft just like it was to allow to Niccolo to know the track better without thinking too many things. The distance from the firsts riders is a lot at the moment, but calculating that we didn't do any modification to the set up of the bike and Niccolo used the same tyres for the all session, we are trustful that he can take a good step forward tomorrow. It is a strange sensation to pass from one rider to another in only a few days, but I have already worked with Niccolo this winter and there hasn't be any kind of problems."

Niccolo Canepa - Pramac Racing Rider

"What a breathtaking circuit! It is a track that has a completely different story compared to the others of the MotoGP World Championship. It has sensational turns such as the corkscrew and the uphill before it where basically you don't see where you are going to end. It is a really fun track but not the easiest to learn in only one weekend of work. We will do anyway our best as always. Today we have used only one set of tyres and tomorrow, after evaluating today's telemetry, we will begin to make some modification on the set up of the bike to make it more easy to ride for this really unique circuit."

-credit: pramac

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Niccolo Canepa , Mika Kallio
Teams Pramac Racing