German GP: LCR Honda Friday report

HARD-WORKING GERMAN GP OPENING DAY FOR DE PUNIET AND HIS CREW Sachsenring, 16 July: The 800cc premier class riders hit Germany this week end for the eight round of the season at the Sachsenring race track and the opening day of free practice for...

HARD-WORKING GERMAN GP OPENING DAY FOR DE PUNIET AND HIS CREW

Sachsenring, 16 July: The 800cc premier class riders hit Germany this week end for the eight round of the season at the Sachsenring race track and the opening day of free practice for Sunday's Deutschland 30-lap Grand Prix was conducted with sweltering conditions as the air temperature rose up to 36 degrees.

Thanks to his stunning performances in the last three rounds of the season, HRC rewarded LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy de Puniet's brilliant commitment with upgraded chassis parts in Catalunya and a new electronic software that the Frenchman has tested today in the first 60-minute free session at the 3.671 km race track. The 29-year-old clocked his fastest lap time of 1'23.260 (8th overall) chasing the correct set-up of his RC212V for tomorrow's qualifying session.

De Puniet --8th -- 1'23.260

De Puniet: "Well... it was a hard-working day for us because HRC gave us a new electronic software to test. First of all we have decided to go for a long run on our base bike and after that we started working on the new software. Of course it takes time to adjust it following my preferences about engine brake and all that so we had some little issues about engine mapping. We lost some valuable laps as we stopped at the garage but it was a positive afternoon and we gathered important data to fix the bike. Unfortunately we are expecting rain for tomorrow so this was probably our only chance to set the bike in the dry".

-source: lcr

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Randy de Puniet