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Work to do for De Puniet after first day

Work to do for De Puniet after first day

The French rider is aiming to please his home fans at Le Mans, and after going 14th quickest in the first practice session wants to make further improvements.

LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet has already made a strong start to his 2010 season and currently lies sixth in the standings, and the Frenchman is aiming to give his fans something extra to cheer this weekend.

The 29 year-old completed 27 laps in the first practice at Le Mans on his RC212V, and clocked the 14th fastest lap time of the session with a 1’36.086. De Puniet and his crew were searching for chassis and braking improvements at the stop-start circuit, in order to take a step forward in Saturday’s two sessions.

Randy de Puniet – 14th - 1’36.086

“It’s not the session we expected but the overall package is the same as the first two races and we have to adjust it. We have started the session with front and rear race tyres and we kept them until the end. At the beginning I was pretty fast but the bike was too aggressive. We have got some issues in chassis and braking stability and the bike is really nervous when changing direction. We have to fix these points to take a step forward for tomorrow’s qualifying.”

Press release courtesy of LCR Honda

MotoGP, 2010, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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