Indianapolis GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET MANAGED TO FINISH 13TH AT SWELTERING INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis, 29 August: after yesterdays physically demanding qualifying session, the LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet started from the 17th spot on the grid for the 28-lap race...

DE PUNIET MANAGED TO FINISH 13TH AT SWELTERING INDIANAPOLIS

Indianapolis, 29 August: after yesterdays physically demanding qualifying session, the LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet started from the 17th spot on the grid for the 28-lap race at the spectacular Indianapolis circuit which hosted the eleventh round of the season and managed to finish 13th. The American GP got underway at 15:00 local time in very hot conditions with ambience temperature of 35o.C (56 degrees on the asphalt) ahead 62.794 fans.

The Frenchman riding the Honda RC212V is still recovering from the fracture he suffered six weeks ago during the German GP and the 16-turn track has ten lefts, which puts an added burden on the only recently mended left leg. The 29-year-old spent the whole week end trying to find his rhythm but the Speedway is one of the bumpier and more abrasive tracks on the calendar and despite a very hard work Randy struggled with handling problems and pain. Now LCR Team will move straight to Misano circuit for the San Marino e Riviera di Rimini GP on the 5th of September.

De Puniet -- 13th: "Honestly this was the most tough race for me since the beginning of the year... even more demanding than Brno! This track is heavily biased with ten left hand corners and six right hand corners which make changing direction very punishing. Then the surface is very bumpy and everybody struggled with grip levels. We tried to get the most from our bike and I even tried to change my riding style but at the end I could not find my pace. I am still holding the 8th position in the classification and I am pretty sure that the next race we will be up there once again as I like Misano layout".

-source: lcr

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