Portuguese GP: Honda LCR preview

Windy conditions greet De Puniet as he attempts to bounce back Randy de Puniet and his LCR Honda MotoGP Team arrived on the blustery Atlantic coast this week, ready for the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Estoril circuit. Just a few kilometres from...

Windy conditions greet De Puniet as he attempts to bounce back

Randy de Puniet and his LCR Honda MotoGP Team arrived on the blustery Atlantic coast this week, ready for the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Estoril circuit. Just a few kilometres from the most westerly point in Europe, weather can be changeable at the challenging track which is hit by some powerful ocean winds, but after a positive test last week at Jerez, the team are hoping for a good weekend.

Riding the Michelin-shod Honda RC212V De Puniet is determined to bounce back after disappointment in the race at Jerez, and can rely on good experience at Estoril where he has previously stood on the podium three times in the 250cc class. He is hoping for yet another positive performance in qualifying where he has started the first two races from the second row, and from there launch his attack on the top spots in the race.

De Puniet: "Estoril is a very strange track. The main straight is pretty long but some parts are very slow like the S-chicane. I think it's one of the slowest corners on the calendar. We'll have to work on braking stability, but I feel quite confident because last year my pace on this track was consistent and fast. I'm not worried about the weather conditions. If it's going to rain we will work hard with Michelin on tyre choice because this surface can get very slippery".

EUROBET BACK ON TRACK WITH LCR AT WINDY ESTORIL!

On Sunday the 13 of April the MotoGP championship will face the Portuguese round at the windy Estoril circuit and the LCR Honda MotoGP Team is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with EUROBET company which will act as Title Sponsor for this race week end once again.

Eurobet Italia is part of the Gala Coral Group and the online sportsbook dedicated to the Italian market since 2006. Gala Coral is Europe's largest integrated betting and gaming group and one of Britain's largest privately owned companies. The Gala Coral group is made up of over 17 thousand employees, more than 1600 betting shops, 175 bingo halls, and 30 Casinos in the United Kingdom. Here it is known as a leading online bingo company thanks to the launch in February 2006 of a brand new in-house developed product. Eurobet Italia has been operating in Italy since April 2006 after the purchase of a betting licence and in compliance with AAMS laws and regulations. Eurobet.it has extremely competitive odds on both major national and international sport events offered by the State monopoly. These include football, tennis, motorsports, basketball, volleyball and winter sports. At present the company has been developing its own network of shops in Italy. Eurobet had 3 previously owned licenses and obtained 403 by participating in the AAMS bid: 100 for sports betting shops, 45 for horseracing betting shops and 258 for corners.

Lucio Cecchinello: "We are happy to share this challenge with EUROBETt once again. Randy got good results on this track in his past career and we are hoping to gain a positive performance to give an extra value to EUROBET renowned popularity worldwide. We want to thank EUROBET for their precious support".

The principal values that the LCR Honda MotoGP Team share with EUROBET are: Victory, Courage, Passion, Emotion and Innovation.

-credit: lcr.mc

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Randy de Puniet , Lucio Cecchinello