Qatar GP: LCR Honda Friday practice report

RANDY DE PUNIET KICKS OFF HIS 2009 SEASON AT QATAR Losail, 10 April: The 800cc riders got on track today for the first day of practice of Qatar opening-season GP. The premier class riders came out at 22.30 local time for the first and only ...

RANDY DE PUNIET KICKS OFF HIS 2009 SEASON AT QATAR

Losail, 10 April: The 800cc riders got on track today for the first day of practice of Qatar opening-season GP. The premier class riders came out at 22.30 local time for the first and only 45-minute session thanks to the state-of-the-art lightning system at the "desert" circuit which hosts the first round of the calendar for the second time.

The air temperature reached a maximum of 25o.C and the track conditions were a bit worse compared with winter testing because of the dust brought by the wind. The LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet set a fastest lap of 1'58.771 aboard his Honda RC212V completing a total of 18 laps.

Randy De Puniet -- 10th -- 1'58.771

De Puniet: "It was not so bad even if the session is very short. However we made a good job testing different settings and tyres. Honestly I already made my tyre choice for the race. I did a long run (8 laps) at the end of the session lapping with a good feeling. The 10th position is not bad but we could go faster finishing in the top six. Unfortunately I lost some time behind Hayden in my last lap but I think we started the race week end in a good form".

-credit: lcr

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