DE PUNIET TAKES 9TH PLACE AT MOTEGI GP Motegi, 03 October: after yesterdays positive qualifying session, LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet started from the 7th spot on the grid for the 24-lap close race at Twin Ring Motegi race track...
DE PUNIET TAKES 9TH PLACE AT MOTEGI GP
Motegi, 03 October: after yesterdays positive qualifying session, LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet started from the 7th spot on the grid for the 24-lap close race at Twin Ring Motegi race track getting the 9th position overall. The fourteenth round of the season, which saw Stoner on the top of the podium, started today at 15:00 local time and was held in dry conditions with air temperature of 23 degrees ahead 40.113 local fans.
The Frenchman riding the RC212V nr. 14 did not take a good start from the third row and on lap 10 he made a small mistake (due to the injured leg) running off. But the 29-year-old stayed upright continuing his race with a good pace and he confirmed he is finally back on form. Randy still holds the 8th place in the world standing with 88 points and will try to score important points at Sepang circuit next week.
De Puniet -- 9th
De Puniet: "Honestly I did not take a superb start but I was quite aggressive in the first part of the race. Then on lap ten at turn 5 I missed the downshift because of my injured leg which still hurts and went wide in the gravel loosing few places. After that it was not easy for me as I was alone in the race but I am quite satisfied about this result as we still hold the 8th position in the championship. We have been waiting a long time for a good race and I think we made a good jog this week end especially on race trim. This top ten finish is mentally positive for me after the bad period I had after the injury. There's still a lot to do but now I feel more confident ahead the rest of the season. I want to thank the guys for their good job and2 their support in the last races.... I am looking forward to racing again in Malaysia".