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Cecchinello confident on De Puniet Mugello chances

Cecchinello confident on De Puniet Mugello chances

LCR Honda´s Lucio Cecchinello is optimistic about rider Randy de Puniet´s potential for a best season result of 2008 in Mugello.

LCR Honda have effectively two home races in succession, with Grands Prix in France and Italy side-by-side on the MotoGP World Championship calendar. Rider Randy de Puniet has already had his shot at local glory, finishing ninth at Le Mans, but now he looks to improve his standings placing and bring a smile to the face of Italian Team Manager Lucio Cecchinello at Mugello.

`Mugello is a home track in as much as we have a lot of sponsors, guests and friends coming along,´ said former lower cylinder class star Cechinello after the French visit.

`Aside from that, I am also very confident because Randy likes it there. He has always been very fast at that track, so we´ll keep our fingers crossed.´

De Puniet did not participate in the Monday-Tuesday testing sessions in Le Mans, with his last appearance on track coming in the Sunday race and his best result since the season opener in Qatar.

`We were a little bit lucky to finish ninth, because a couple of riders stopped,´ acknowledged Cecchinello. `A top ten is O.K. for us, but we of course need to improve.´

MotoGP, 2008, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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