The Pramac Ducati team hit Aragon for the 13th round of the 2010 MotoGP season this weekend and strong results are expected and needed.
With Loris Capirossi looking more and more likely to be unveiled as a Pramac Ducati racer for 2011, both Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro have much to fight for. Paddock rumours already suggest that Mika Kallio is preparing himself for a drop to Moto2 next season after a succession of uninspiring results.
Paolo Campinoti – Team Principal Pramac Racing Team
“Too bad for Misano’s race, we had some problems during all the weekend that had not allowed us to be as fast as our competitors. Aleix did well to limit the problems by closing the race in eleventh position, Mika had finish his race ten laps from the checked flag due some handling problems of his bike. In the next race on Aragon’s track we will start all at the same level as no rider was able to run on this track with a Gran Prix bike. I hope that this allows both riders to become protagonists of a wonderful weekend and that they can be able to get a good result. I am very sorry for what happened during the Moto2 race, I join to condolences that my Team has expressed to Tomizawa family after the race for the death of Shoya. ”
Aleix Espargarò – Pramac Racing Team
“During Misano’s race I tried to gain a good position, but unfortunately my starting grid position has affected the whole race and did not allowed me to overtake too many positions. I finished the race in eleventh position. Now back in Spain, on a new track for all of us, we were just allowed to take a test on this track but with road bikes. In the two races that I have raced in Spain during this season I managed to conquer just one point, which is not exactly the best think for a Spaniard like me. I will do my best to get a good result in Sunday’s race.”
Mika Kallio – Pramac Racing Team
“I am really sorry for not have finished the race in Misano. Ten laps from the end of the race I had a problem on the bike that didn’t allowed me to push hard. I hope to get soon a good result in order to repay the trust and the support that my technicians have always placed in me. During the tests we made on Aragon’s circuit, I have noticed that there are many tight turns and that the track has many ups and downs, so we’ll have to meditate a lot to find the right setting. Having done some laps on this track have leave me some information that I’ll give to the Team, on which they will immediately work to find the right setting.”
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