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de Puniet eyes podium at Jerez

The LCR Honda rider targets the podium at Jerez after just missing out on the rostrum twelve months ago
Randy de Puniet is bidding to go one better in the Spanish Grand Prix this season, twelve months after finishing fourth for LCR Honda around the Jerez circuit.

The Frenchman kicked his 2010 MotoGP campaign off in good form at Losail with a run to sixth position as the second highest-placed satellite rider in the race and ahead of factory man Dani Pedrosa.

Moving onto Jerez, de Puniet starred around the Spanish circuit last season with a competitive run to fourth position, although the Frenchman now wants to go one step further and get on the podium this time around.

“After the postponement of the Motegi GP I have increased my training programme to be at 100 per cent for Jerez race,” he said. “After the good result we have obtained in Qatar our target remains the same: a top-ten finish. Last year's Jerez GP was one of the best moments of my season as I finished fourth. I aim to be in the front this year again.

“The base setup we have developed during winter testing was very helpful in the first round and I think it will be the same in Spain. We will start from the same setup and, session by session, we will adjust the bike.”

Tagged as: Jerez , Qatar , Motegi , lcr

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April 28, 2010 5:02 PM

Hope all of last years hard work pays of for Randy & LCR. I said it before & say it again Honda should hang their heads for not giving Randy more support last year when the factory boys were producing nothing. But this is this year & heres to podium or two but think it will be difficult for any of the 'outsiders' this year to break into top 5 :) Still you never know :D GOOOOOO Randy


April 28, 2010 4:37 PM

The dark horse on a Honda at a circuit which may not give factory bikes much of an edge.Rich vein of form during winter testing and Quatar.Rookies and Spaniards going for broke.I would love to see him top Honda on Sunday.Like Nicky and Ducati,the continuance with LCR is great for him.All the best playboy!!! :)

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