Kallio satisfied with seventh in first run

kallio reflects on fp1 in donington
Friday, 24 July 2009

Pramac Racing’s Mika Kallio was pleased to start the weekend at Donington in seventh place on the Friday timesheets.

Finnish rider Mika Kallio spoke to motogp.com on Friday afternoon at a wet Donington, having lapped seventh fastest overall in his first ever session at the English circuit on a MotoGP machine.

The Pramac Racing man was in an upbeat mood, having gone round just over half a second slower than paceman Dani Pedrosa, at a circuit where he won last year in the 250cc class.

Reviewing FP1 Kallio stated, “I think seventh position is not too bad, because it is our first time here with this bike and everything was a little bit difficult for everyone. The things we were trying to find were difficult due to the weather. In the last laps I was able to improve a lot, so at the moment I think we can be more or less happy with where we are.”

He continued, “Normally this track has been pretty good for me, like last year I won here in the 250cc race and in 125cc I was always quite fast here. I like the track so I think in the MotoGP class we can also be really fast here. Like we saw today we are able to be in the top ten which is important, but in the race if everything goes well I hope we can be in the top five.”

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