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De Puniet wants more grip for Motegi race

De Puniet wants more grip for Motegi race

Rear race tyre grip was a problem for Randy de Puniet on Saturday.

Randy de Puniet took his LCR Honda RC212V to eighth in the MotoGP Japanese qualifying session, but is still looking for more rear grip from his Michelin rubber.

It was a good day, but not perfect! On race trim we improved the grip feeling since this morning but I am not totally satisfied about the rear grip. I had a too many slides and need more initial grip. We tried to adjust the setting getting some improvements but it´s not enough yet. However I feel pretty satisfied as I lapped consistently fast on race tyres. Unfortunately I made a small mistake on qualifiers at turn 9 losing three tenths and the second row. Overall third row is not bad but we need to find more rear grip in tomorrow´s warm up session. My wrist still aches a lot so will get some painkillers for the 24 laps´

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

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