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Pramac Racing riders have tough Friday in Mugello

Pramac Racing riders have tough Friday in Mugello

Canepa and Kallio 14th and 17th in Italian practice session.

Neither Niccolò Canepa nor Mika Kallio were too pleased with their Friday practice session performances, although the Pramac Racing team are confident of an upturn in fortunes as their home race weekend progresses. Canepa crashed during the run, whilst Kallio had a lack of grip on the corners of the Mugello circuit.

Niccolò Canepa -14th

"The lap time I registered today at the beginning of the session, when I was in tenth position, was done easily, and this gives me a lot of trust for tomorrow and Sunday. I feel really good on the bike, the track is very nice. It's too bad about the slip, I found a small bump and I lost control of the bike. It was nothing serious, anyway. The second bike wasn't in the best condition and we used a lot of time to adjust it , but without too much luck. Tomorrow we will be at the top."

Mika Kallio -17th

"For sure it's the worst beginning of a weekend for us. During my fourth lap I basically did the same lap time as the best one of the day, and this show that we didn't find the right direction to follow. We have tried many solutions without finding the right one. A really difficult day, and the bike doesn't seem to follow my intention during the turns and everything was too complicated. Tomorrow we will have to work hard to take a big step forward."

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Mika Kallio, Pramac Racing

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