Japanese GP: LCR Honda preview

DE PUNIET BOOSTS HIS CONFIDENCE AHEAD SECOND ROUND AT MOTEGI Motegi, 23 Aprile: After the first round of the 2009 season held in Qatar last Monday (the race was delayed due to a heavy rainstorm on Sunday night) which saw Stoner on the top of the...

DE PUNIET BOOSTS HIS CONFIDENCE AHEAD SECOND ROUND AT MOTEGI

Motegi, 23 Aprile: After the first round of the 2009 season held in Qatar last Monday (the race was delayed due to a heavy rainstorm on Sunday night) which saw Stoner on the top of the final standing, Twin Ring Motegi will host the second event this week end. The Japanese circuit is situated about 90km/s north-east of Tokyo and the track features a sequence of tight hairpin corners, linked by short drag-strip style straights.

LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet, who got the 12th place here last season with a injured wrist, aims to be a strong performer at the Japanese track which he thinks it's more suitable to his riding style and his machine set up.

De Puniet: "Depsite the delay of the race I think that our first round at Losail was not so bad. Basically I expected a better result maybe between 5th and 8th places but the top ten is an amazing start for us. We still have to fix the problem with the fron tyre but I do not want to loose to much time on it. We must focus our efforts on the next round. I like the Japanese track and think is more suitable to my riding style. Despite last year's result due to my wrist injury, I still have good memory about this circuit: I obtained my first MotoGP podium here! Thanks to the base set up we developped in Qatar I am sure will enjoy racing here. The straight is shorter than Losail race track and the I like the stop-and-go braking points".

-credit: lcr

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