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Frustration for Kallio after progressive weekend

Frustration for Kallio after progressive weekend

The Pramac Racing rider felt improvements in his display throughout the Sachsenring weekend before suffering the disappointment of crashing out of the race.

Mika Kallio was experiencing a good level of progress in his feeling on board the satellite Ducati of the Pramac Racing team at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland over the weekend, before a crash in the restarted race ended his participation disappointingly early.

The Finn made a good start to the original race which was red flagged after a crash for Randy de Puniet, and then crashed at turn one once it was restarted.

“The first start in the race was not too bad and we were able to get into the top ten positions more or less, and we were fighting for that. But then the crash happened,” said Kallio.

“The second start was not too bad but immediately I crashed in the first corner. I think the rear tyre was just cold and as soon as I touched the throttle I lost the rear, and the race was finished for me.”

Added to the disappointment was the fact that Kallio was feeling good on his bike and believed he was on course for a good result, having experienced a difficult run of late.

“We thought it would be a good race for us because everything was going better than in the other races and we were in much better positions, and our lap times were okay. So we are disappointed because of that,” he concluded.

MotoGP, 2010, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Mika Kallio, Pramac Racing Team

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