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De Puniet understanding wrist limitations

De Puniet understanding wrist limitations

LCR Honda´s Randy de Puniet finished tenth in the free practice standings on Friday, finding out just how much his injured wrist will affect his riding.

Riding through the pain of a wrist injury, Randy de Puniet was finding his limit on the opening day of practice at Motegi. Despite running off track just before the bridge section in the afternoon, the Frenchman managed to place a respectable tenth in the dry run.

Randy de Puniet - Tenth

`Obviously it was a difficult day for everybody as we had only one session in the dry. In the beginning of the afternoon session there were some water patches on the track and we took some time to `feel´ the surface. After that we found a good base set-up but we still have to adjust the chassis and the engine mapping for tomorrow. We had two long runs in the last part of the afternoon session and the rear tyres worked well. I feel confident for tomorrow´s qualifying session even if my wrist is not at 100%. Anyway I understood my limit today and with some pain killers I can easily ride as I would like.´

MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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