DE PUNIET SIXTH FASTEST FOR THE 2008 SEASON FINAL QUALYFYING AT VALENCIA TRACK LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet made solid progress today getting the sixth fastest time overall in the qualifying session for the Comunitat Valenciana ...
DE PUNIET SIXTH FASTEST FOR THE 2008 SEASON FINAL QUALYFYING AT VALENCIA TRACK
LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet made solid progress today getting the sixth fastest time overall in the qualifying session for the Comunitat Valenciana Grand Prix that gets underway tomorrow at 14:00 local time.
After this morning damp free session, the weather improved for the 60-minutes afternoon qualifying session at the 4.005 km Spanish track with ambience temperature of 19o.C and the Frenchman aboard the Michelin-shod Honda RC212V posted his best lap time of 1'32.572 on lap 25 of 27 obtaining the second row for tomorrow's 30-lap race. De Puniet, like some other premier class riders, crashed out because of the slippery conditions but he escaped unhurt from the incident gaining the second row for the tenth time this year. Stoner set the fastest lap time (1'31.502) followed by Pedrosa and Hayden.
De Puniet -- 6th: "It was a good last qualifying of the season but honestly I was expecting something better. Unfortunately I lost the front on my second run out after 6 laps but luckily I saved my wrist from the incident. After that we lost some track time but we fixed our tyres choice for the race and started to set good lap times on qualifiers. Starting from the second row is very important as nobody really knows the weather for tomorrow. I feel a bit worried about my wrist but will do the best to get the best result so far".