French GP: LCR Honda Friday report

DE PUNIET TO SEEK THE BEST SET UP AT LE MANS OPENING DAY Le Mans, 21 May: the MotoGP teams and riders gathered at the famous "24 Heures circuit du Mans" in the Sarthe region of France for the opening day of the third round of the season. With ...

DE PUNIET TO SEEK THE BEST SET UP AT LE MANS OPENING DAY

Le Mans, 21 May: the MotoGP teams and riders gathered at the famous "24 Heures circuit du Mans" in the Sarthe region of France for the opening day of the third round of the season. With surprising air temperature of 28o.C the premier class riders have joined the 4.185 km stop-and-go race track for the first 60-minute session in preparation for Sunday's 28-lap race.

LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy de Puniet has made a strong start to his 2010 season (actually 6th in the standing) and aims to give his warm fans something extra to cheer this week end. The 29-year-old riding the RC212V no. 14 went around the track 27 times clocking the 14th fastest lap time of the session (1'36.086). De Puniet and his crew went in search of the chassis and braking improvements at the stop-start nature circuit in order to take a step forward in tomorrow's two sessions. Todays' frontrunner Rossi set a quickest lap time of 1'34.402.

De Puniet -- 14th - 1'36.086

De Puniet -- 14th: "It's not the session we expected but the overall package is the same of the first two races and we have to adjust it. We have started the session with front and rear race tyres and we kept them till the end. At the beginning I was pretty fast but the bike was too aggressive. We have got some issues in chassis and braking stability and the bike is really nervous in changing direction. We have to fix these points to take a step forward for tomorrow's qualifying".

-source: lcr

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Randy de Puniet