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Pramac Racing determined after Barcelona qualifying

Pramac Racing determined after Barcelona qualifying

Kallio tenth and Canepa eighteenth on premier class grid.

Mika Kallio turned things around in MotoGP qualifying to place tenth for the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya, but teammate Niccolò Canepa had a much tougher time of things than the ice-cold Finn. Both are confident of a good race in the Sunday heat.

Mika Kallio -10th

"Yesterday, notwithstanding that the lap times weren't the best, I knew the bike was much more competitive on this circuit and so it has been. Not everything was perfect, but we consider ourselves satisfied with the result obtained today. I thought we had conquered the third row and I was a bit sad when I lost it in the last lap to the last rider on the track by only one tenth of a second. Anyway, this is the best qualifying session of the season and we are all really happy about it."

Niccolò Canepa -18th

"This afternoon the high temperatures have slowed us down. I didn't have the same grip of the morning and we have to understand why. This morning everything was working fine and we hope to do the same tomorrow during the race. As I said before coming here, I like this track a lot and I am convinced that I can conquer a good result. I will do all that is possible."

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Mika Kallio, Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing

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