Oct 18, 2010
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With the Australian Grand Prix the Finnish rider, Mika Kallio, is ending his adventure with the Pramac Racing Team. Mika has suffered in recent races strong pain in his left shoulder injured during Le Mans race in France and after his return in Finland he will take some medical treatment in order to be in the best physical condition for next season. All Pramac Racing Team would like to thank Mika for the two years we spent together and wish him a future full of success and happiness.
Mika Kallio - Pramac Racing Team rider
"It is since Japan's race that the pain in my left shoulder, injured in Le Mans race, has become too intense. I immediately talked to the Team who understood my situation and agreed that I would try to race in Malaysia and Australia and then decide to continue or not in the last two races. Unfortunately, despite the good race today, the pain didn't allowed me to perform in the best way, together with the Team, we decided to conclude our partnership today. It has been a hard choice for me, but in this way I'll be able to find the best physical condition and think about my future. I would like to thank Paolo Campinoti that was very helpful in managing this situation. I would like to also thank all the technical staff of the Pramac Racing Team with which I have found myself very well in this two year and I'll always remember them with great affection. "
Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing Team
"I would never like to find myself in these situation, but when a rider ask you to not run because he cannot give 100% for the Team, you don't any think to do more that accept his gesture of sincerity and go through that. We had accepted his request and I would like, on behalf of the Pramac Racing Team and our partners, to thank Mika and wish him a wonderful future full of happiness and success. In this two years, Mika has always demonstrated great honesty, giving always the best he can for our Team and colors. Is also for this reason that we'll always consider him one member of our family. In this moment we are thinking about a substitute for the last two races of the year in Portugal and Spain, but just in the following days, after we sign our agreement, we'll officially announce him."