MotoGP »

de Puniet hopeful for final day

Randy de Puniet may have finished day one of the second Sepang MotoGP test down in 15th place, ahead of only Marco Simoncelli, but the LCR Honda rider feels he made something of a late breakthrough with his new RC212V.

“It was difficult right until the end,” de Puniet told Crash.net, whilst washing his own boots at the back of the pit garage on Thursday evening.

“I had the same problem as before with braking stability and turn-in. The bike did not feel like mine. I had to fight it. Each time I braked I didn't know what the bike would do. It was impossible to brake late.

“Then at the end I tried a geometry change and, using a new tyre, I found half a second straight away. It was a big, big step. So I am quite happy now because I think we have found a direction to go in.”

So what exactly did you change?

“I don't know! I don't know because we had tried many things and then I wasn't in the meeting when the team came up with the idea,” admitted the Frenchman.

“Tomorrow should be good. I think I can do a 2min 2.1sec.”

de Puniet's best on Thursday was a 2min 2.535sec. The seventh-to-tenth placed riders on Thursday all set a lap time in the 2min 2.0sec.


Tagged as: Randy de Puniet , Sepang

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
De Puniet, Sepang MotoGP tests, 25-26th February 2010
De Giannantonio, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
De Giannantonio, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Quartararo, De Puniet, Moto2, Valencia MotoGP, 2016
De Puniet, Malaysian Moto3 race 2016
Sepang final Turn (pic: Peter McLaren)
De Giannantonio, Japanese Moto3 Race 2016
De Puniet, French MotoGP Race 2016
Randy de Puniet tests KTM at Brno (pic: KTM)
Marc Van De Stratten, Qatar MotoGP 2016
Marc Van De Stratten, Qatar MotoGP 2016
Pons, Marc Van De Stratten, Qatar Moto2 2016
de Puniet, Kallio test KTM MotoGP bike (pic: Philip Platzer)
Vinales, Sepang MotoGP test, February 2016
Crutchlow, Sepang MotoGP test, February 2016
Crutchlow, Sepang MotoGP test, February 2016
Crutchlow, Sepang MotoGP test, February 2016
Crutchlow, Sepang MotoGP test, February 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


dinokpir - Unregistered

February 25, 2010 11:11 PM

i read 1 article about racing before the mechanic said that sometime he have to lie to the rider as if they change things exactly what the rider want it but actually they didnt because he believe that this setting is the right setting for this kind of track, and the rider psychology believe that the bike had a different set up and run quicker. this is just a theory though

pcxmac

February 25, 2010 6:38 PM

  •   Reply
  •   1 agree
  •   0 disagree


© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.