DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK AT ARAGON GP
, 19 September: after yesterdays Aragon GP positive qualifying session result, LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet started from the 6th spot on the grid for the 23-lap race but suffered a high-side at 8 laps to go from which he
luckily escaped unhurt but could not rejoin the race.
After the left leg fracture sustained in the German GP, the Frenchman aboard the Honda RC212V worked hard to get the best from his machine and trained a lot to be fitted as quick as possible but in the last three races he was not able to perform as he expected. The 29-year-old lapped consistently fast in the practices and was ready to battle for a top-eight finish at the Spanish 5.078km race track which he likes very much. De Puniet still holds the 8th place in the world classification with 81 points. The MotoGP teams and riders will be back on track in Japan on the 3rd of October.
De Puniet -- CRASHED
De Puniet: "Another disappointing race for me after Indianapolis and Misano. Honestly in the last two days I had a very good rhythm and thought that I could make a positive race scoring important points for the classification. I did not take a good start and after 5 laps I had front front tyre grip issues and tried hard to manage the problem loosing several places. I could stay with the guys up there because we made similar lap times. Then at 8 laps to go on turn 7 I made a mistake and I suffered a high side. I am okay but I am in a bad mood because the last two months have been very tough for me. The first part of the season was incredibly positive for me and the Team and I hope to be back on my pace in the next races".