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Pramac go green with new livery unveiling

Pramac go green with new livery unveiling

The MotoGP team put their new colours on show in Qatar on Wednesday, as the change to green reflects their approach to the environment.

Pramac Racing riders Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaró were on hand to present the new livery of their Ducati Desmosedici GP10 bikes on Wednesday at the Losail International Circuit, ahead of the start of the final pre-season Official MotoGP Test.

Both riders will start the completion of their on-track preparations for the new season on Thursday. The team are adopting a new approach to their ecological responsibilities for 2010 by ensuring that their paddock-based activities are as environmentally friendly as possible, and this will involve solar panels and wind turbines as well as the use of recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

Paolo Campinoti, Pramac Racing team owner, said: “We hope this can help to raise awareness among millions of fans and followers of MotoGP, and to be respectful for the world in which we live. We want to and we can make a difference, every one of us, and during this season our Green Energy Team will try to make the difference with various eco-friendly initiatives.”

Looking ahead to the new season, Campinoti said: “Our riders will give the best on the track, and I am confident that we will achieve good results. Last year was perhaps one of the worst years of our MotoGP history even though we won the Rookie of the Year title with Mika Kallio. This year he will have to make the step forward to always fight among the top eight riders while his team-mate, the young Aleix Espargaró, can easily be near him considering his good results in the final races of last season.”

Aiming for the top ten and higher, Campinoti is positive about his team’s chances after seeing the Desmosedici GP10 in action.

“Outside of the three riders who currently seem to have a gap on the others (Rossi, Stoner and Lorenzo), behind them anything can really happen. I am also very confident after seeing the new Ducati on track. They worked very well this winter, giving us a very competitive motorbike.”

He added: “The two official Ducati bikes were in the top three (at the last Sepang test) and this has given me great confidence for this season, but at the same time I was worried to see our motorbikes far from the top positions. I immediately organised a meeting with my riders after the Sepang test in order to understand what had happened. Both said that they had experienced some problems that had undermined their work, and I have seen in their eyes a great desire to prove their worth. This test in Qatar will certainly be different.”

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MotoGP, 2010, Pramac Racing Team

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