The French rider Randy De Puniet, will ride next year for the Ducati Pramac Racing Team. With today's agreement, the Pramac Racing Team completes its rider pair for next year. Randy will pair with the expert Loris Capirossi, forming a France-Italian duo of great talent. Next year will be for Randy the fourteenth year of World Championship apparence, that have seen his debut in the 1998 during the French Grand Prix riding a 125cc when he was just seventeen years old. During his career, Randy has raced three seasons in the 125cc category, five in 250cc and five in the MotoGP class from which it may now be considered one of the veterans. During his career he has conquer five victories and twenty-four podiums. The rider, born in Maison Laffitte, has scored his best results in the 250cc class when he had conquer all his five victories and twenty-two podiums.

Paolo Campinoti - Team Principal Pramac Racing Team

"We are very pleased to have closed a deal with one of the most experienced riders and one of most talented rider of the MotoGP World Championship. For Randy will be a debut riding a Ducati, but we are sure that he will be able to go fast since the tests carried out on the track Tuesday and wednesday. We all know Randy and we know the enormous value as a fighter rider, that have seen him fight with riders who were riding an official bike. He was often the first rider of the independent team and he have often finished the race before some official riders. We are confident that thanks to his quality, next year we'll have fun on all the tracks taking some satisfactions. With Randy and Loris we will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Pramac in the MotoGP and to have such a strong pair of riders and this will be real honor for us. I would like to thank our partners who have follow in an enthusiastically way our choice."

Randy De Puniet

"I am incredibly excited about this new adventure that will begin next year. I would like to thank the Pramac Racing Team Principal, Paolo Campinoti, for this great opportunity and the confidence that he has placed in me. I have worked with Italian Teams in the past and I'm happy to continue for the next year. I would like to thank one by one the LCR Team and Lucio Cecchinello with whom I shared wonderful years and I believe that they were my family and now I join a new family thanks to Pramac. I am looking forward to meet my Ducati ! "

-source: pramac racing