Last qualifying session of the season sees Espargaro and Checa in 12th and 16th

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There were raced today the last qualifying session of the MotoGP season on Valencia’s circuit. Quite good session for the Pramac Racing Team riders that had conquered the twelfth position with Aleix Espargarò and the sixteenth with Carlos Checa. The white-green duo had a little bit of problems regarding some circuit sectors of Valencia’s track, that the technicians will try to solve during tomorrow morning warm up. The gap from the first of just a little more than a second, gives good hopes for Aleix’s race that will start the race from the fourth row and that will try to use in the best way the long straight before the first curve. Quite good qualifying session for Checa, that has conquer the second last position on the starting grid, in the sixth row, and that has increased his feeling with his bike. Is important to consider that Carlos has decreased his best lap time conquer during Friday morning first free practice by almost two seconds. His gap from the best rider is now just over one and a half second. This gives good feeling for tomorrow race that will be for him that is, thanks also to his great experience, always use to conquer position. The race will start at 2 pm local time.

Fabiano Sterlacchini – Direttore Tecnico
“The modify we have done on my bike had allowed u sto reduce the gap we had from the best riders. But it was not enough for Aleix to conquer a top ten position and for Carlos to not start the race from the last raw like in Estoril last week. We have some others technical solutions that we will try tomorrow morning during the warm up session and try to reduce the gap from the first. Is the last race of the season and we aim to conquer a good result to conclude in the best way this difficult season.”

Aleix Espargarò – Pilota Pramac Racing Team – 12th fastest lap time in 1’33.085
“We had work this morning on the tyres condition, trying soft tyres. We have also found some very good technical solutions. But this afternoon higher temperature, have not allowed us to use them in the right way. Any way the gap I have from the first riders is not that huge, the ninth position is gust two tenths of a second from my best lap time. It will be very important to start the race in the best way so that I can take advantage since the first curve and conquer some position.”

Carlos Checa – Pilota Pramac Racing Team – 16th fastest lap time in 1’33.499
“I’m very happy on how the thinks where going and for improving the feeling with my bike. Of course the position that I have conquer is not the best, but if we just look after the numbers I can say that I have reduced my gap from the first by almost one second, compare to the gap I was having Friday morning. This give me an enormous feeling and great moral for tomorrow’s race in which I’ll try to conquer a good position and repay the Pramac Racing Team for this two fantastic weekends.”

Source: Pramac Racing Press Release

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