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Kawasaki riders reflect on mixed day

Kawasaki riders reflect on mixed day

Randy de Puniet kept a positive attitude after qualifying eighth for the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, while his new Kawasaki colleague Anthony West similarly refused to be downbeat after ending up 17th on the grid.

Randy de Puniet kept a positive attitude after qualifying eighth for the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, while his new Kawasaki colleague Anthony West similarly refused to be downbeat after ending up 17th on the grid.

Aiming to continue his excellent form from Catalunya as his knee injury improves, Frenchman De Puniet has shown good pace on the Ninja ZX-RR with a race set-up at Donington and he preferred to focus on that rather than his qualifying result as he reflected on his Saturday work.

The 26 year-old Andorra based rider commented: Its not so bad, we are fast on the race tyre, I did a good lap time. I expected better on a qualifying tyre but the gap is not so important on this track. Last year was the same with only three tenths of a second between race and qualifying tyres, so its not so bad.

Meanwhile, West explained that his approach to his first 800cc race is solely to focus on his MotoGP education after qualifying 2.187s off the pace on his Kawasaki debut.

The philosophical Australian stated: Ive just got to go out there and see what happens. Try and finish the race and learn off these guys as much as possible. Ive still got a lot to learn and try to get up to speed as quick as I can so it will be good to get in the race and follow some of these guys and try to learn from them.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Kawasaki Racing Team

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