Valencian GP: LCR Honda preview

VALENCIA CIRCUIT HOSTS THE ULTIMATE ROUND OF THE SEASON Valencia, 4 November: The 2010 MotoGP World Championship comes to an end this weekend at Valencia which is one of the most popular MotoGP rounds of the year, with a weekend crowd exceeding...

VALENCIA CIRCUIT HOSTS THE ULTIMATE ROUND OF THE SEASON

Valencia, 4 November: The 2010 MotoGP World Championship comes to an end this weekend at Valencia which is one of the most popular MotoGP rounds of the year, with a weekend crowd exceeding 200,000 and a very "caliente" atmosphere. Although the MotoGP world title was decided at last month's Malaysian Grand Prix, the fight for victory at Valencia will be as intense as ever, with every rider on the grid determined to finish the season in the best-possible style before commencing their winter testing programmes at Valencia next week.

After two days of rain-lashed practice at Estoril, LCR Honda MotoGP Team racer Randy de Puniet shares the MotoGP paddock's hopes for better conditions at Valencia. The Frenchman rode brilliantly in Portugal, scoring his best result since he returned from breaking a leg during July's German GP, and once again proving that he is one of the fastest non-factory riders in the sport.

De Puniet: After the bad weather in Australia and Portugal I really hope to get a dry GP in Valencia which is a very physically demanding track. I like the atmosphere there as it is another warm Spanish GP. Following on my last performance in Estoril I aim to close this season with a very good result. Simoncelli's last performances are very impressing but I strongly want to close the gap, scoring important points for the standing. After my bad injury in Germany in July I still struggled with my leg but I was delighted with my sixth place in Estoril. I experienced the podium in Valencia in the 250cc class and I am determined to be fighting at the front again."

-source: lcr

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