DE PUNIET LEAVES VALENCIA CIRCUIT WITH THE 7th LAP TIME
Valencia, 10 November: After Sunday's ultimate round of the season premier class riders and team are having three additional days on-track work at Ricardo Tormo circuit. Second day of testing at the 4.005 km circuit concluded today with Lorenzo on the top of the timesheets with the best time of 1'31.939. Yesterday testing started after lunch and ended at 17:00 local time whilst today the 800cc riders have lapped from 10 am to 5 pm with ambience temperature of 21o.C.
The LCR Honda MotoGP Randy De Puniet, who set the ninth quickest lap time yesterday afternoon (1'33.775), completed 76 laps today aboard the LCR Honda RC212V clocking his fastest lap time of 1'33.111 (second Honda rider in the standing). The Frenchman proceeded with his machine set up tuning the Ohlins suspension and lapping with new Bridgestone rubber. The 28-year-old won't take part to the last testing day tomorrow and will be back on track next February in Malaysia to test the 2010 spec. machine.
De Puniet 7th-- 1'33.111
De Puniet: "Yesterday we have tried to understand what happened on Sunday's race when I struggled with rear grip issues and today we have found a good solution to that problem. We worked on Ohlins suspension new link and on the chassis geometry to make the bike more stable in the corners. I am pretty satisfied about the things we have fixed in the last two days as those data will be helpful for the 2010 machine which we are going to test in February. In two weeks time I will remove the screws from my left ankle and will keep on training to be in a good form at Sepang".