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Pramac Racing pair make bad choices in qualifying

Pramac Racing pair make bad choices in qualifying

Ducati satellite duo drop grid places in tough session.

Mika Kallio and Niccoló Canepa were caught out by strategy in qualifying at Le Mans. Both riders made switches that were not ideal during the session, leaving them low down the order for the Grand Prix de France.

Mika Kallio -14th

“This afternoon the first few laps went really well. I made it to reach and remain with Vermeulen for a few laps making a really interesting lap time. But already in the last two laps of this first exit I felt some problems coming out of the corners. I tried to comeback on track with the same bike, but the situation wasn't changed. Therefore we tried to adjust bike two in the same way but we didn't have the time to find the same set up that could have allowed me to be competitive again. It's a pity, we will try to do better again tomorrow."

Niccolò Canepa -18th

“I have improved by two seconds compared to this morning and this gives me a lot of trust as it is the first time I ride here. I am only sad that I didn't use the soft tyre in the best moment. I am getting more confidence with the bike lap by lap and I believe that today we could have done much better if we would have use a different tactic. Anyway I am happy with how things are going because I am getting closer with the riders in front of me."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Niccolo Canepa, Mika Kallio, Pramac Racing

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