British GP: LCR Honda Friday practice report

MIXED CONDITIONS AT DONIGNTON GP OPENING DAY Donington, 24 July: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet clocked the15th fastest lap time (1'41.861) at today's opening free practice session at Donington Park which host the tenth round of the ...

MIXED CONDITIONS AT DONIGNTON GP OPENING DAY

Donington, 24 July: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet clocked the15th fastest lap time (1'41.861) at today's opening free practice session at Donington Park which host the tenth round of the calendar. The Frenchman aboard the Honda RC212V nr. 14 went about his business in mixed conditions (fully wet in the beginning and dry in the last part) with ambience temperature of 16o.C and made a total of 24 laps in the 60-minute session at the 4.013 British track.

Randy de Puniet won the 2005 British 250 GP at Donington but the Frenchman isn't a fan of the circuit. However, after the disappointment of last race in Germany, the 28-year-old is determined to qualify in the front and he can rely on his machine set up. Randy set consistent lap times in the wet but could not improve his pace in the dry in the last part of the session when the surface started to dry up. The quickest lap time of the day was set by the Spaniard Pedrosa (1'38.627).

De Puniet -- 15th -- 1'41.861

De Puniet -- 15th: "It has been a strange first session: fully wet in the beginning but, in the last 14 minutes, the surface started to dry up and the grip was very bad. However I had a positive first run out and was fifth in the wet before coming into the garage. After that we came out with the same bike on same tyres but I could not really improve my pace. Our bike was not properly set up for these conditions and the suspension setting was too soft. It's not a big drama: we will fix the suspension set up and the engine management for tomorrow's sessions".

-credit: lcr

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