Pramac Racing Team has a fairly good relationship with this track, having scored a podium here when Pramac logo was on Max Biaggi motorbike livery in 2003. Following that season, there were mixed results on the circuit with many withdrawals and placements away from top positions. Last year Pramac Racing Team was ranked sixteenth with Canepa, and a retired for Kallio.
From Finn rider is expected a good result, having scored a victory on this track in 2008 driving a 250 and a second place in 2005 125Paolo Campinoti (Pramac Racing Team Principal) says: "I can not hide a bit of sadness for the Qatar results and for this reason I can not wait to return on the track to have a revise."We have seen the potential of the Ducati Desmosedici GP10 Sat, Kallio has obtained the second top speed rate behind the Ducati of Stoner. Great satisfaction also for Espargarò that had improves steadily throughout the race week-end, often times getting very close to the first eight riders. Sure is a bit of regret, but fortunately this job allows you to quickly redeem a loss."Being able to race the second race on Motegi circuit would regain some confidence in our ability, as we have always obtained excellent results on the track. We have won the second race of our history in 2004 with Tamada."Mika Kallio says: "The "Zero" attached to my name on the driver’s hits is one thing that I do not like, as I said, this was the worst start of my career. I can not wait to redeem early in the next Spain GP. Jerez is one of my favorites tracks here I had some of the most rewarding moments of my career. On this track, I had won one race in 2008, during my last season of 250cc class, and I also had a second position in 2005 in 125cc class.""Last year, unfortunately I had a bit of inexperience in the third race in MotoGP, I was on a back place in the starting grid and I haven’t finished the race. From Losail’s weekend I’ll say to save the result of the second section of practice where I got the sixth overall time and is from this point that we have to start for the second race of the season."Aleix Espargarò says: "Unfortunately, it wasn’t the debut of my dreams, before the fall I got a good position on the grid and during the race I had a good pace that would allow me to fill the gap I had with the riders in front of me. I know quite well Jerez circuit, here I got a decent ninth place in 2008 when I was riding a 250. Will be a good thing for me to get good feelings with the circuit since the Friday free practice in order to try to improve my lap times."MotoGP Riders with Zero Points After Qatar14. (19) Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki, 0
15. (41) Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati, 0
16. (27) Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro, 0
17. (36) Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team Ducati, 0