Pramac Racing keep searching for solutions

Friday, 6 February 2009

Canepa and Kallio hope for final-day push to solve problems in Sepang.

Pramac Racing riders Niccolo Canepa and Mika Kallio took small steps forward on day two in Sepang, but the rookie pairing are still searching for extra speed in order to up their competitiveness. The satellite riders are looking to outside parties for inspiration ahead of Saturday’s final day of action at the Malaysian track, with Canepa having followed a rider pivotal to Ducati’s history.

Niccolo Canepa – 2’04.021

“In this second day of work things have gone a bit better for us. We have shortened the gears and we were able to result faster in top speed in the two final straights. We are still missing something and I hope that tomorrow we will find new solutions to be even faster. My feeing with the bike has also improved. Now, together with my track engineer, we are analyzing other riders’ data to understand where I still make some mistakes. At the end of the day I also managed to stay behind Loris Capirossi for a few laps and I noticed that in a couple turns I take a different line. Tomorrow I will try to change to see if it will help me to reduce a bit more my lap times.”

Mika Kallio – 2’03.774

“Today we have lost some time because we have meet the same problem encountered yesterday and this has in part limited our performances. We made it anyway to work on various technical aspects. Sincerely I expected more from today after the good start done yesterday. I hope the weather conditions will be the same also tomorrow so that we will be able to ride for as many laps as possible during the all day.”

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