After last weekends scorching Indianapolis Grand Prix, LCR Honda’s Randy De Puniet will be hoping for a decent result at this weekends Misano Grand Prix, after struggling with both the heat, and his leg, which is still healing after breaking it earlier in the season.

And De Puniet got of to a promising start, finishing 12th in Free Practice 1. After struggling to get his first bike setup, changing to the second bike, and using hard tyres seemed to work for the Frenchman, as he finished the session 0.5s off 6th place.

“I am pretty satisfied about this first outing because, after the bad week end in Indianapolis, I felt more comfortable on the bike.” said De Puniet “I came out on my bike number one with the base set up but after one lap I had a strange feeling on the rear.”

“We realized there was a blister on the rear tyre and Bridgestone staff are now investigating. So I came out with bike number two which was set up with different regulations but my pace on hard tyres was pretty good: half second off the sixth position. We still have to make some adjustments but overall I can say that I am back on my normal condition”.