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De Puniet takes things easy after morning crash

De Puniet takes things easy after morning crash

Frenchman tenth on the grid as he focuses on Saturday race setup.

Thursday's top rider, Randy de Puniet's aspirations of a front row start were hit by a morning crash on Friday. He then centred his attention on race setup in order to best prepare for the Saturday showdown.

Randy de Puniet – 10th

“After this morning's crash we decided to go for a longer run to confirm our race set up. Basically we have an acceptable lap time on race tyre but I struggled with rear grip on the edge. We do not have too much time to work on that and so we moved to soft tyres, but we could not really improve our lap time. The bike slid to much and I did not want to take any risk. We expected a better grid position after yesterday’s performance but it’s not the end of the world; I am hoping to get a top eight finish”.

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MotoGP, 2009, ALICE TT ASSEN

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