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De Puniet shines in Dutch qualifying run

De Puniet shines in Dutch qualifying run

LCR Honda´s Randy De Puniet made solid progress at the A-Style TT Assen on Friday, ending the day fifth on the grid for Saturday´s MotoGP race.

After some set-up changes to his Michelin-shod Honda RC212V on Friday Randy de Puniet will start from the second row in Saturday´s Dutch TT, thanks to a best lap of 1´35.985, less than five tenths off Casey Stoner´s scorching pole time.

Randy de Puniet – fifth

`It has been a good weekend so far because I feel comfortable on the bike and all the practice sessions have been pretty positive. We found a competitive overall package and I want to thank to my staff for their good job, including Michelin, because the race tyres we tested were all of a good grip level. Even my laps on qualifiers were consistently fast and the second row start will help me to stay with the front group. Tomorrow´s race will be very close, but I am looking forward to ending this weekend in the most positive fashion.´

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MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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