German GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET SUFFERS RIGHT TIBIA AND FIBULA FRACTURE AT GERMAN GP Sachsenring, 18 July: The eighth round of the season at Sachsenring race track was conducted in the dry despite cloudy skies however LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet did...

DE PUNIET SUFFERS RIGHT TIBIA AND FIBULA FRACTURE AT GERMAN GP

Sachsenring, 18 July: The eighth round of the season at Sachsenring race track was conducted in the dry despite cloudy skies however LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet did not finish the race crashing out heavily on lap nine. After yesterday's good qualifying when De Puniet achieved the 7th fastest time of the day despite an awful crash (Lorenzo's engine blew up spraying oil onto the track), the 29-year-old started from the third row for today's 30-lap race at the German track but suffered a highside on the exit of turn 4 while he was 9th.

Espargaro and Bautista were involved in the crash and Kallio apparently hit the Frenchmans left leg while he was passing by. The race was immediately red flagged and Randy was taken to the Clinica Mobile to undergo an X-Ray, which unfortunately confirmed the fracture of the left tibia and fibula. The LCR rider left the circuit with the helicopter together with Doctor Costa to reach Hartmannsdorf hospital where he will undergo surgery later tonight to insert a pin in his left leg.

De Puniet - OUT

De Puniet: "It can't be worse than this! I took a bad start from the third row but I was back to ninth and my race pace was pretty good. I could push for the sixth place despite my painful ankle after yesterday's crash in the qualifying. Suddenly I crashed at exit of turn 4 and one bike hit my left leg. I immediately realized that it was something serious and after the X-ray we discovered the truth".

-source: lcr

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