GOOD START FOR KALLIO IN THE FIRST FREE PRACTICE OF THE QATAR GRAND PRIX: NINTH. ESPARGARO' FIFTEENTH
It has been a positive start of the 2010 MotoGP season for Pramac Racing rider Mika Kallio that thanks to a good final lap conquered the ninth position just four tenths of
a second from the fourth fastest lap of the day. The Finn rider has followed, in agreement with his Technical Director, Fabiano Sterlacchini, an idea that has brought very good results today. On the other side of the box things didn't go as hoped and Aleix Espargar˛ concluded in fifteenth position. The Catalan rider seems anyway confident for tomorrow when there will be qualifying session valid for the first MotoGP 2010 starting grid.
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing rider - 9th fastest lap time in 1'57.059
"I think today it was a good day for us. As always there's some point of the track where we can do better. We managed to ride for some laps with both bikes and succeeded with both with very good results. Tomorrow we will have to decide what direction to take to be in the best condition for the qualifying session. The most important thing for tomorrow is to continue the good work done today and in this way I'm sure we can get a good result for the first starting grid of the season."
Aleix Espargar˛ - Pramac Racing rider -15th fastest lap time in 1'57.605
"The final position conquered is surely not the best, this is clear, but I am still happy for the work we have done. Also last year, in the four races I have done in MotoGP, in the first session I wasn't so much better but on the second day things changed in a positive way. I am confident that tomorrow will go this way and I can aim at the top ten positions on the grid. We are not so far away."