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Noticeable improvement in GP10 for Kallio

Noticeable improvement in GP10 for Kallio

Pramac Racing’s Finnish rider is pleased with the new Ducati Desmosedici GP10, as Aleix Espargaró also reacts well to his first ride of the new prototype.

Pramac Racing riders Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargarò returned to work at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on Thursday after the long winter break.

Conditions were very hot, making it an even tougher first day on track in 2010 for the duo. Espargarò experienced a fall when going through a slow turn, but there was no damage for the Spanish rider who was back on track without complications just a few moments later.

Mika Kallio

“It is always nice to get back out on the track but in conditions like this it was really difficult. I have come from -20°C in Finland to almost 40°C here in Malaysia. Today was really hard and now I need a long night of rest to feel better for tomorrow. The situation on the track is good. The bike has significantly improved from last season thanks to the better delivery of the new engine prepared by Ducati. We are confident that we can have a good season going in this direction.”

Aleix Espargarò

“It is incredibly hot here. We have succeeded in achieving an acceptable result anyway as we have worked well today. First impressions of this year’s bike are very good: when coming out of the turns the bike is less aggressive. It seems that there is not enough power, but instead the bike is as fast as last year which is really good. It is an excellent step forward. Now it’s our turn to find the best way to ride it and improve our lap times.”

The Pramac Racing Team and its riders will be back on track on Friday for further testing.

Press release courtesy of Pramac Racing Team

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MotoGP, 2010, Aleix Espargaro, Mika Kallio, Pramac Racing Team

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