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De Puniet on third row again

De Puniet on third row again

LCR Honda´s Randy de Puniet made positive steps in China on Saturday, recording the ninth quickest time in qualifying.

With a fastest time of 1'59.357 from his 21 laps of the Shanghai International circuit in qualifying at the Pramac Grand Prix of China, LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet secured a third row start for the second race in succession, despite a crash at the end of the session.

De Puniet - 9th

`After yesterday's technical problems which prevented me from going faster, we finally found our good pace especially on race tyres. The situation improved a lot and now I can ride with more confidence. We fixed some things before this morning´s free practice, such as engine mapping to control the braking stability, power delivery to make the bike smoother, the chassis geometry and the suspension setting. I suffered a small crash on the last lap on q-tyres but the most important thing is my pace on race tyres. At the end I was able to lap consistently fast even though we still have some things to adjust in tomorrow´s warm up session. We need to fix the front feeling on two corners but I feel very satisfied about the job we did and thank all my team for their efforts.´

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MotoGP, 2008, PRAMAC GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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