After yesterday's heavy rain, today at Donington Park, England, sun has shined allowing the MotoGP riders to work without any complications during the last free practice at their disposal and the afternoon qualifying session.
Mika Kallio has concluded in eleventh position
just outside from the top ten. The Finnish rider has started well this afternoon session valid for tomorrow's starting grid, but around the last part of the session he didn't make it to improve enough to conquer the hoped third row.
"I am not happy about how things went during today's session. Around half session we made it to be quite fast and I thought to be able to improve by almost half of a second but it didn't go as planned”, said Kallio. “We have improved but not enough to start from the third row. This was today's objective for us. For tomorrow's race we hope to start well so that we can remain with the group of the fastest riders. Clearly everything will depend also from the weather conditions."
His teammate, Niccolò Canepa, made it to sensibly improve from the morning free practice and will start tomorrow in sixteenth position. Tomorrow's weather forecast promises a lot of rain and therefore the situation could be diverse for all MotoGP riders.
"I can't consider myself satisfied with today's qualifying session”, he said. “In the first part of the track we make it to maintain Mika's rhythm but in the second part we still lose too much time. We have to work well tomorrow morning in the warm up to find a last minute solution. Anyway for tomorrow the weather conditions seems to bring a lot of rain and maybe this can play in our favor."