Pramac pair disappointed with qualifying

Friday, 26 June 2009

Kallio twelfth and Canepa seventeenth on Assen grid.

Unable to crack the top ten in qualifying for the Alice TT Assen, Mika Kallio and Niccolò Canepa could be two riders hoping that the change in conditions for Saturday works to their advantage as they search for improvement.

Mika Kallio - 12th

"I was expecting to enter the top ten today, but unluckily it didn't go this way and I am a bit disappointed. I thought I would have been able to be at least half a second faster. I have encountered some complications with the front part of the bike that didn't allow me to push more. Tomorrow we will have to modify the balance of the bike, making it higher in the front during the warm up to understand if the bike will be more easy to ride. Anyway it seems the weather forecast for tomorrow will be completely different compared to today and this would change the situation to everyone."

Niccolò Canepa - 17th

"Unluckily I slipped in the most important part of the qualifying session and with the second bike with only a few minutes left it hasn't be easy to improve my performance. I tried, but we will have to start from seventeenth position. The situation compared to yesterday has improved a lot and we will have to try to make another step forward tomorrow during the race to gain some more positions."

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