Malaysia GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

FRONT GRIP ISSUES GIVES TROUBLE TO RANDY AT SEPANG GP QUALIFYING Sepang, 9 October: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V qualified 13th today in a tough and hot qualifying 60-minute session at the 5.548 km Sepang circuit...

FRONT GRIP ISSUES GIVES TROUBLE TO RANDY AT SEPANG GP QUALIFYING

Sepang, 9 October: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V qualified 13th today in a tough and hot qualifying 60-minute session at the 5.548 km Sepang circuit in readiness for the tomorrow's 20-lap race that gets underway at 16:00 local time. De Puniet spent the majority of a closely contested qualifying session concentrating on improving front and rear grip with his RC212V machine.

After yesterdays first opening session the Frenchman made several set-up changes to the front and rear suspension of his bike getting the 7th lap time in this morning second free session. The adjustments on his Honda machinery was of great encouragement to Randy, who hoped for a further improvement in this afternoon session but he could not translate his pace in a good performance because of some front grip issues.

De Puniet -- 13th -- 2'02.775

De Puniet: "Honestly I am very disappointed because we made a very good job in the first two sessions and I was confident for the qualifying. But since the beginning of the practice I had a bad feeling on the harder front tyre. So we moved back on the softer option which we used this morning and for a few laps I was back on my pace but then the front started to move again and I almost crashed a couple of times in the last two run. In these conditions I could not push more. I hope we can find a solution in tomorrow's warm up session".

-source: lcr

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