Pramac Racing press release
Top Ten For De Puniet In The First Day Of Practice At Indianapolis
Positive first day of work for the riders of the Pramac Racing Team. The French rider, Randy De Puniet, finished in tenth place with just over a second and a half to the fastest of of the day, Casey Stoner. His teammate, Loris Capirossi, has finished in fourteenth position but is confident for the next two days of work on the Indianapolis circuit.
Marco Rigamonti – Randy De Puniet Track Engineer
"It's been a positive day all despite the track conditions are not the best. The new asphalt track conditions changes almost at every lap, but in the afternoon, the situation seems to have improved for us. The biggest problem is that the front tire deteriorates too quickly and tomorrow we will study some solutions to help our rider."
Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing – 10th in 1’42.339
“The best thing about today is that I don’t have any more pain in my body. My back feel much better and I can now use my full body to move the bike. I am at 100% and very happy about it ! At the moment the tenth position is quite a good result but I hope to improve during the weekend. The main problem we are fighting against is the front tyre: the new asphalt is a bit hard on the tyre and we have to understand how to solve this problem otherwise it will be difficult to finish the race.”
Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing - 14th in 1’43.034
"I am quite satisfied with how we built the bike in the second session. Certainly we can still improve a lot for the upcoming practices. The grip of the tires is not the best but unlike other riders this should not be so bad. This is a positive thing that could come back to our advantage during Sunday's race."