Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
FOURTEENTH PLACE FOR RANDY DE PUNIET
Randy De Puniet ended the eighth round of the MotoGP championship in 14th place. The Frenchman was unable to make a change in his race because of some problems with the rear of the bike and under braking, which prevented him to attack the group in front of him. Before a short break until the next race at the Sachsenring, tomorrow the Pramac Racing Team rider will take part in the official test with his Desmosedici.
Marco Rigamonti - Randy De Puniet rack engineer
"The only positive aspect is that we finished the grand prix. We're disappointed, as Randy came in with the rear tire nearly destroyed. In addition, the recent usual problems occurred during the race. Every time he tried to pass, he went off the track. We'll work during tomorrow's to try to limit the damage."
Randy De Puniet - 14th in race - 17th in MotoGP standings
"I think there is little to say today. Yet another bad race, although this time I managed to cross the finish line. I found several problems, especially when cornering and braking. I couldn't go fast because when I tried to accelerate, I lost the front. I could go faster than the group that I had ahead of me, but I wasn't able to pass anyone. The rear tire is virtually destroyed. I'm disappointed, and I need to get some positive results this season."
By: pramac racing