Valencian GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK IN THE LAST 2008 GP AT VALENCIA CIRCUIT Under sunny skies the last GP of the 2008 season at Valencia race track was run at a very hot pace today with ambience temperature of 26o.C and LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De ...

DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK IN THE LAST 2008 GP AT VALENCIA CIRCUIT

Under sunny skies the last GP of the 2008 season at Valencia race track was run at a very hot pace today with ambience temperature of 26o.C and LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet made a big effort to finish the 30-lap race despite the pain on his right wrist.

After yesterdays good qualifying session result, the Frenchman aboard the Michelin-shod Honda RC212V started from the second row for the tenth time this year but went wide in the first lap loosing many positions. In the middle of the race Randy's injured wrist started to ache a lot and the 27-year-old managed to finish the race in 15th position. Today's winner is Stoner followed by Pedrosa and Rossi. The premier class riders will be back on track tomorrow for two testing-day.

De Puniet -- 15th: "I am very disappointed because I wanted to get a better result in the last race of the season. In the first lap I made a small mistake and had to go wide to avoid Toseland. At the end of the first lap I was the last rider and lost twelve seconds from the leader. After that I started to push but was impossibile to come back. My wrist ached a lot and I did my best to finish the race. Honestly I expected something better because my pace om race trim was fast but now it's time to work for next season. I want to thank my crew, the Honda and Michelin staff for their good job during this championship".

-credit: lcr.mc

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