ASSEN TT FORGETTABLE. TEAM WILL TRY FOR REDEMPTION AT MUGELLO
There’s an air of disappointment in the Pramac Racing Team. Following Loris Capirossi’s crash in qualifying yesterday, which forced him to leave the Assen circuit before the race, misfortune today struck his teammate, Randy De Puniet. The Frenchman’s Grand Prix only lasted one lap, as he was thrown from his bike after going long in the first turn. Now, after yet another forgettable race, Team Pramac will try to start a new season, and Mugello, a key event for Ducati, is certainly the right race to start again, more motivated than ever.
Fabiano Sterlacchini – Pramac Racing Technical Director
"Another unlucky race, to be forgotten. Something always goes wrong. We keep having high side problems with the bikes and maybe we should revaluate the technical rules of the championship. Too many riders fall too easily during the firsts laps and to my point of view this is not causality. Randy has made a mistake, but he is not the only rider who had this kind of accident. Now we have to try to stay focused and don’t lose our concentration to improve our results starting from the next Grand Prix at Mugello".
Marco Rigamonti - Randy De Puniet Technical Engineer
"When we have the opportunity to fight for an important position in the standing we always find a complication. We are quite disappointed, mostly because we never managed to end a race with dry track conditions. Randy has to be calm now and he can’t lose his concentration because this could be the worst thing. He has to stay focused and don’t be afraid to push to the maximum. We have to reset everything, from Mugello a new season is beginning for us.”
Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team Rider – DNF
"I am really upset for what happened today. I wanted to end this race with a good result, but I slipped at the beginning of the second lap. This negative period seem a never-ending story for me and for my Team. Today I could have at list finish in eight or ninth position. I am very sorry and I have to apologize specially to my Team and my technicians, who are working always in the best way possible for me, but today I made a big mistake and I lost control of my bike. I hope that the Ducati will be ready to give the best at Mugello, I will sure push to the maximum to do well.”
by: pramac racing