British GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

SUN SHINES IN DONINGTON GP QUALIFYING Donington, 25 July: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet will start tomorrow's UK Grand Prix from the fourth row following today's qualifying session at Donington Park race track which hosts the tenth...

SUN SHINES IN DONINGTON GP QUALIFYING

Donington, 25 July: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet will start tomorrow's UK Grand Prix from the fourth row following today's qualifying session at Donington Park race track which hosts the tenth round of the season before 2-weeks summer break. The French rider rode his Honda RC212V to the 10th place with a best lap time of 1'29.434 as he could not take a big advantage from the soft tyres at the 4.023 Km race track.

After yesterday's mixed conditions opening day of the British GP, this morning free session was conducted in the dry and the hour long qualifying session was ridden in the same condition with ambience temperature of 21o.C (31o.C on the asphalt). However the 28-year-old was unable to feel comfortable on the bike as he is not a fan of the British track. Today's poleman is Rossi followed by Pedrosa and Lorenzo. De Puniet -- 10th -- 1'29.434

De Puniet -10th: "Well ... it hasn't been an easy day for me and I always struggle to set my pace on this track especially in the last two corners. Since the beginning of this week end we had some issues to understand why we could not keep the pace of the front group. We have been focused in the last part of the track because that's where it seems we lost too much time. We tried to improve the machine between the two sessions and I did my best to suit my riding stile to these corners for winning some tenths. Honestly we expected a third row start but I am still hoping for a top eight end".

-credit: lcr

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