HEROIC TOP TEN FINISH FOR DE PUNIET IN CZECH REP. GP Brno, 16 August: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V no. 14 to 10th place in todays 22-lap Czech GP at Brno race track. The eleventh round of the season was run...
HEROIC TOP TEN FINISH FOR DE PUNIET IN CZECH REP. GP
Brno, 16 August: the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode his Honda RC212V no. 14 to 10th place in todays 22-lap Czech GP at Brno race track. The eleventh round of the season was run under blue skies with ambience temperature of 29C and the tough Frenchman, who was wearing a special boot on his left ankle, battled bravely with the injury he sustained during a motocross training 14 days ago.
De Puniet got a good start and was up into 11th by the end of the first lap from 13th on the grid. The 28-year-old was obviously in severe discomfort despite using painkilling therapy but demonstrated his vein once again climbing up to a sensational top ten finish in a physically demanding race. De Puniet is now holding the 7th place in the world standing with 80 points. The premier class Teams and riders will be back on track tomorrow for one day of testing but De Puniet will fly back home to continue with his recuperation in readiness for the next event at Indianapolis circuit on the 30th of August.
De Puniet 10th
De Puniet: Its a like a miracle! Fourteen days ago I was at the hospital and now I am holding the 7th position in the championship. This has been the hardest race of my life and want to thank the doctor who made the surgery in my left ankle, the Clinica Mobile Staff and my squad. Honestly I think nobody could do better than this with six screws in the ankle. At the end of the race I could not breathe anymore and was not able to come back to the garage but I battled with my injury throughout the week end and we all deserve this unbelievable result. Obviously I wont stay for the test tomorrow as I will proceed with my rehabilitation program in readiness for Indy GP.
-credit: lcr honda