Pramac Ducati Racing Team at Sepang
Pramac Ducati Test Report
Good start in the second winter test of the year for the PRAMAC Racing Team at Sepang, Malaysia. Mika Kallio finished in eighth place after a long day of work and development on his Ducati Desmosedici Sat. The Finnish rider lowered by a second the best time recorded approximately twenty days ago on the same track. His teammate, Aleix Espargarò, wasn’t in the best physical condition due to problems with the heat and jet lag. Tomorrow the Catalan rider will be able to try to improve in the second and final day of testing.
Mika Kallio Speaks… Pramac Racing rider – 8th best lap time in 2’02.038
"I am really satisfied of the work done today: we have concentrated to analyze every single change made on the bike to understand its benefits and disadvantage. Thanks to this methodical work we were able to improve continuously during the day. This is for us an important sign because the last test didn’t finish very well. In the last attempt on the track we have grouped all the positive technical solutions found today and also thanks to new tyres we are now very close to fastest riders."
Aleix Espargarò Speaks… Pramac Racing rider – 13th best lap time in 2’02.447
"During the morning I wasn’t feeling very well: last night I didn’t sleep so well and I had a bit of headache. I think is due to the jet lag and the heat we found here. After lunch I felt a little better and lap times started to lower as well. A pity that when I was feeling at the best I slipped with my bike. When I stepped back on track I had to take some time to get back the confidence with my bike and I couldn’t improve my lap times as much as I would have wanted to. I hope I will be able to have a good night of sleep so that I can be at the best tomorrow."
SEPANG TEST 2 DAY 1 | RIDERS FASTEST LAP TIMES
1. Rossi (Yamaha) 2:01.068
2. Stoner (Ducati) 2:01.219
3. Dovizioso (Honda) 2:01.631
4. Capirossi (Suzuki) 2:01.687
5. Spies (Yamaha) 2:01.843
6. Edwards (Yamaha) 2:01.897
7. Pedrosa (Honda) 2:02.036
8. Kallio (Pramac Racing – Ducati) 2:02.038
9. Bautista (Suzuki) 2:02.078
10. Melandri (Honda) 2:02.086
11. Hayden (Ducati) 2:02.221
12. Aoyama (Honda) 2:02.419
13. Espargaro (Pramac Racing – Ducati) 2:02.447
14. Barbera (Ducati) 2:02.485
15. De Puniet (Honda) 2:02.535
16. Simoncelli (Honda) 2:03.254