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Cold conditions not to De Puniet’s liking

Cold conditions not to De Puniet’s liking

Honda RC212V “hard to ride” for Frenchman on Friday.

The earlier-than-normal visit to Motegi for the MotoGP World Championship has meant colder conditions for the Polini Grand Prix of Japan, something that has not gone down well with LCR Honda’s Randy de Puniet. He placed sixteenth on Friday’s opening practice session on a cool track.

Randy de Puniet – 16th

“Today’s conditions were not very good and the track surface was too cold. I started on a harder front tyre but after some laps my feeling was strange and I decided to change it. After that I felt more comfortable but the bike was “hard” to ride and could not lap as I would like. At the end I made a mistake because I thought it was my last lap so I missed one lap losing several places. However I think that the lap time is not so bad considering the track conditions. We must improve the suspension set-up but we are not very far from the right setting. I am a bit worried about the weather conditions for the rest of the weekend”.

MotoGP, 2009, POLINI GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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