TOP TEN FINISH FOR DE PUNIET AT HOT AND CROWDED SEPANG GP Sepang, 10 October: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet crossed the line in tenth place in today's 20-lap Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang race track reinforcing his place as the best ...
TOP TEN FINISH FOR DE PUNIET AT HOT AND CROWDED SEPANG GP
Sepang, 10 October: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet crossed the line in tenth place in today's 20-lap Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang race track reinforcing his place as the best of the championship's top privateers with 94 points. The hottest round of the championship got underway at 16:00 local time and was held in typical tropical conditions with Jorge Lorenzo winning the premier class crown ahead 62.000 fans.
De Puniet has been making steady progress in both free sessions but struggled to get maximum performance out of his front tyre which put him in 13th. Following useful overnight suspension tweaks, the Frenchman aimed to stay up in the pack but the front-end feel made it hard for him to attack at 100 per cent. LCR Team will now move to Phillip Island (Australia) for the last over sea round of the calendar.
De Puniet -- 10th
De Puniet: "I am a bit disappointed because I thought I was capable of much more on this track but after 7 laps I had front-end issue again. Following our problems in yesterday qualifying we decided to race with the harder compound which affected the grip in the maximum angle and during the race I could not entry the corners as I like. Honestly I could get a better result but did not want to take any risk and preferred to end 10th scoring some important points for the standing. I feel confident that the guys will find a solution to give me a better bike in Phillip Island".
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