Pramac riders looking for redemption at final race of the season

 In MotoGP, News

Next Sunday will take place on Valencia’s circuit, the last stage of the MotoGP World Championship season. Pramac Racing Team riders will have the opportunity to redeem the double withdraw of the last Grand Prix of Portugal which saw both white-green riders prematurely finish the seventeenth Grand Prix of the season. Aleix Espargarò has withdraw the race during the first lap due a fall. Carlos Checa has ahead finished the Portuguese appointment due to a severe pain in his forearm that did not allow him to ride the bike in the best way. The hope is that during the last Grand Prix of the season, the riders will be able to make a good performance on the track that have not reserve good results to the Pramac Racing Team. The Italian Team had, in fact, obtained a second position on the Spanish track with Biaggi in the 2004 as best result which were followed by minor placements. Last year, Mika Kallio had finished the race in ninth position, while Espargarò has finished in thirteenth position. Sunday will be the twelfth Grand Prix of Valencia that is, since 2002, the last appointment of the MotoGP World Championship. It will be absolutely a special race for both Pramac Racing Team riders, this could be the last race for Carlos Checa riding a MotoGP bike, while Aleix Espargarò is a source of pride to ride a MotoGP bike on the circuit that has marked his absolute world debut in the two wheels in the 125cc class in the 2004 when he was just fifteen years old.

Paolo Campinoti – Team Principal Pramac Racing Team
“For the third time this year we have not completed the race with both riders. The other two occasions were during the first Grand Prix of this season in Qatar and during the unlucky Grand Prix of Germany where both riders were involved in an accident. Sunday we will try to gain a good position and finish, as best as possible, a season that has not been easy for our Team. We should be able to use in the best way this last chance and try to get a good result. I hope that the weather conditions will be better than what we have found on Estoril’s track in order to maximize the time available to try the bike on Valencia’s track.”

Aleix Espargarò – Pramac Racing Team
“The fall on the first lap of last Sunday’s race was not what I was aiming. I was aiming to achieve a good result on Estoril’s track and the results of Friday and Saturday free practice sessions had give me high hopes for the race. Sunday we’ll return to Spain for the fourth time this year. In the other three Grands Prix on the Ibernian land of this year, I have conquered a fifteenth position in Jerez, a good tenth position in Aragon and a withdraw on Barcelona’s track, a race in which I had done a very good weekend. I hope to greatly improve the position conquer in Aragon and conclude in the best way my first MotoGP season. This track has a different flavor for me, I made my debut here in the 2004 while I was riding a 125cc. “

Carlos Checa – Pramac Racing Team
“The rain during Estoril’s Grand Prix have certainly not helped me. I needed to run as much as possible on the track and the weather conditions that I have found have not allowed me to do that. The feeling that I was able to develop with the bike during the weekend have not allowed me to find the right riding position on the dry track. The forearm pain after a few laps did not allow me to give to the bike the right braking and the best way to entre in the turns. My results on Valencia’s track are not exciting, but I have taken some satisfaction in my long career, arriving twice in the fourth position in the 2001 and in the 2005. Even if I do not feel any pressure, I’ll try to do my best to give a good result to the Pramac Racing Team which have offered me this fantastic opportunity. “

Source: Pramac Racing Press Release

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