DE PUNIET SECOND FASTEST HRC RIDER AT MISANO GP QUALIFYING Misano, 4 September: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V no. 14 to 6th place today (1'34.751) in a hot qualifying session at the 4.226 km Misano circuit in ...
DE PUNIET SECOND FASTEST HRC RIDER AT MISANO GP QUALIFYING
Misano, 4 September: LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V no. 14 to 6th place today (1'34.751) in a hot qualifying session at the 4.226 km Misano circuit in readiness for tomorrow's 28-lap race that will get underway at 14:00 local time. Today's both premier class sessions were held in warm and sunny conditions with air temperatures of 26o.C and track temperatures in the high 40s with Dani Pedrosa on the top of the timesheet.
After yesterday's 12th place, De Puniet worked with his crew to find the right machine balance for the Italian track and thanks to the adjustments the Frenchman made solid progress placing his bike on the second row after the gruelling Indianapolis week end. The San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP 60-minute qualifying session saw de Puniet in strong form again after the injury of the left leg six weeks ago.
De Puniet -- 6th -- 1'34.751
De Puniet: "It is good to be back up there with the guys! After the bad week end in Indy I knew that I could bounce back here in Misano because I like this track very much and my leg is getting better day by day. This morning we struggled with the front end in the entry of some corners but we reduced the problem quite a lot. Honestly we are not at 100% yet but I am delighted with this performance. Hopefully if we could take a good start tomorrow we will be able to fight for another positive result. I want to forget the crash, the fracture and the bad luck... ".
-source: lcr honda