Catalunyan GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET AMAZING 8th BEHIND FACTORY BIKES AT CATALUNYA GP Montmelo, 14 June: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet made another positive performance at Montmelo circuit today closing the sixth round of the calendar in 8th position. The ...

DE PUNIET AMAZING 8th BEHIND FACTORY BIKES AT CATALUNYA GP

Montmelo, 14 June: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet made another positive performance at Montmelo circuit today closing the sixth round of the calendar in 8th position. The Catalunya Grand Prix was run at a very hot pace today (36o.o.C air temperature) ahead 88.500 fans with 800cc riders struggling with the extreme heat.

De Puniet started from the from the third row after yesterday's qualifying when the he missed the second row by less than 0.007s (7th) but took a very good start ending the first lap in 4th place. After that De Puniet set impressive lap times fighting with the factory bikes till the last lap. Rossi took the victory followed by Lorenzo and Stoner. LCR crew will remain at Montmelo tomorrow for one day of testing before moving to Netherlands for the Dutch GP on the 27th of June.

De Puniet -- 8th

De Puniet -- 8th: "I am very happy because I think we had a great week end. It has been a hard race for everybody but I took a perfect start from the third row ending the first lap in 4th place. After that I set my rhythm but some guys (Pedrosa, Dovizioso and Capirossi) overtook me on the straight in the following laps. I am not surprised about that and we have to accept it. Edwards was a bit faster than me but I push to keep his slipstream for the last 10 laps. I could not do better than this and we deserve this 8th place behind the Factory bikes. We are 9th in the provisional world standing and we need to continue in this way for the future races. I want to thank my squad for their efforts".

-credit: lcr

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