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Kallio fall hits Pramac preparations

Kallio fall hits Pramac preparations

Duo prop up Friday timesheet in Motegi.

Pramac Racing riders Mika Kallio and Niccolò Canepa were the two slowest riders in the first practice session in Japan, albeit for different reasons. Kallio took a nasty crash in the session, whilst Canepa was riding at the track for the first time in his career.

Mika Kallio -17th

"Looking at the classification today, it went really bad. I don't know what happened when I fell; I lost control of the rear without even accelerating. This has complicated our work today and we will have almost to start from zero tomorrow morning. I hit really hard my left ankle, but for the moment it seems like nothing too serious."

Niccolò Canepa -18th

"I really like the track. I have used this session to learn the best lines to follow. It will be difficult to reach the other riders with only two forty-five minute free sessions, but I will do my best. I found the circuit very slippery, most of all where Mika has fallen. During this session I have used only one rear tyre and having registered my fastest lap time after 20 laps give me some hope for the rest of the weekend."

MotoGP, 2009, POLINI GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Mika Kallio, Niccolo Canepa, Pramac Racing

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