US GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

HAYDEN IMPROVES HIS FEELING AT LAGUNA SECA GP QUALIFYING Monterey, 24 July: LCR Honda MotoGP American rider Roger Lee Hayden will start tomorrow's U.S. Grand Prix from 17th spot on the grid following today's qualifying session at Laguna Seca ...

HAYDEN IMPROVES HIS FEELING AT LAGUNA SECA GP QUALIFYING

Monterey, 24 July: LCR Honda MotoGP American rider Roger Lee Hayden will start tomorrow's U.S. Grand Prix from 17th spot on the grid following today's qualifying session at Laguna Seca Raceway which hosts the tenth round of the season. Yesterday the 27-year-old began his spell as a substitute for the injured Randy de Puniet and clocked a 1'23.764 fastest time on Q-tyres today at the 3.610 Km Californian which he knows very well.

The second day of practices started out with warmer temperatures from yesterday and Hayden put more miles on his Honda machinery to improve the feeling ahead of tomorrows 32-lap race. The Kentucky rider tried his best to reduce the gap to the other competitors working hard with the LCR crew especially on the front brake and tyres set up. He steadily improved his lap time lap by lap 1.6s better than yesterday.

Hayden-- 17th-- 1'23.764

Hayden: "Today was much better! We went almost 2 seconds faster than yesterday and it was a nice feeling because the Team have been working hard to improve the bike for me. Even though we are the last bike on the grid we are improving every lap and with the changes that we will make for the warm up I am confident we can make a good race. I am quite happy with the way qualifying has went: all I am missing is time on the bike. It is such a good feeling to race at my home GP with all my family and friends supporting me and I want to say a massive Thank You to the Team for this opportunity and for the way they are making the bike work for me".

-source: lcr

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Roger Lee Hayden , Randy de Puniet