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Top six spot to be guarded by De Puniet

Top six spot to be guarded by De Puniet

Following his strong start to the season which has placed him sixth in the MotoGP standings after three rounds, the LCR Honda rider is ready to continue his progress at Mugello this weekend.

Randy de Puniet and his LCR Honda team are preparing for what will be another hard-working weekend at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM, and the Frenchman has his sights set on a new best personal result at the Mugello circuit.

De Puniet recorded his highest premier class Mugello finish at the Italian circuit last season when he placed eighth, and is now looking to go one step better as he bids to consolidate his hold on sixth place in the Championship standings.

“I like Mugello very much but I have never experienced a podium there in my career, and I’ve never obtained a very good result in the premier class... so far!” said De Puniet. “Last year I finished the race in eighth position in strange conditions but I feel more confident this year on this bike.”

The highest placed private team rider in the Championship at the moment, De Puniet continued: “There’s the longest straight of the season and you need to have a really good bike set-up to exit the last corner because during the race you can easily get passed by other riders. We will fix the engine mapping to be as fast as possible and we will keep on working in the same direction because our target is to maintain the sixth place in the World Championship.”

The weekend will also hold special significance for LCR Honda’s Italian Team Manager Lucio Cecchinello, who won his home GP as a rider in 2003.

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