Summer break brings important news for the Pramac Racing Team, in fact in Brno there will be a new rider on the Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat.
Michel Fabrizio will take Mika Kallio's position as the Finnish rider will move for the next three races to the Ducati Marlboro Team
in substitution of Casey Stoner.
"As soon as we found out that Casey wouldn't ride for the next three races in Brno, Indianapolis and Misano, together with Ducati Corse managerial staff we decided that our rider Mika Kallio would have ridden with the Ducati official Team after the good results achieved with us”, explained Paolo Campinoti, Pramac Racing Team Principal. “As consequence we were looking for a valid substitute of the Finnish rider and Ducati proposal to take Michel Fabrizio was the optimal choice. The roman rider, even if still young, has a great experience and we believe he can conquer good results."
For the Italian rider the Czech Republic circuit is one of his favorites and he will try to achieve a good result.
"I want to thank Ducati and Pramac for this gift! Brno is my favorite track and therefore the right place to come back riding a MotoGP 800 after the last time at Sachsenring 2007”, commented Fabrizio. “I know that I can't expect a lot because the GP9 is much different compare to my 1198 F09. The priority is to have some fun and enjoy a different weekend for me! All the best to Casey wishing him to be back in top form as soon as possible!"
Michel will therefore be with the other Pramac Racing Italian rider Niccolò Canepa that will try to confirm the good results achieved in the last race ridden in England on the Donington Park circuit.
"Summer break was really useful to reenergize and forget all the small physical problem I had. I am back in full shape and motivated to continue my learning procedure to be able to obtain some more good results like it happened in Donington when I finished in eighth position”, said Canepa. “With the bike the feeling is improving race after race and I believe in Brno I can do well. It is a track where I have already ridden in the past in various occasion and I like it a lot."
The Brno Circuit is 5403 meters long and present 8 right turns and 6 left turns with the longest straight of 636 meters.