Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
De Puniet Falls During Qualifying Practice. Capirossi Grit His Teeth Until The End
Randy De Puniet, Pramac Racing rider, has fallen after only a few laps from the beginning of the qualifying session valid for the Grand Prix of the United States of America. After the medical check up the doctors found the fracture of the transverse process at L3 and L4 on the right side. There also is a suspected fracture of the pelvis on the right side. Notwithstanding these Randy will try to ride tomorrow morning during warm up to understand if he will be able to ride during the Grand Prix. His teammate, Loris Capirossi, has concluded the qualifying session despite a lot of pain at his right shoulder. The Italian rider has concluded in 16th position.
Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing rider – 15th in 1’22.961
“Not much to say. I made a mistake trying to push when I just left the pits but the tires were probably not yet ready. Really a shame because my feeling in this track was good in all practice sessions and ruin everything so this weekend is really bad. The physical pain is also strong, I move with difficulties, but tomorrow morning I want to try to get on the bike to see if I can participate in the race.”
Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing rider - 16th in 1’23.876
"It 'was really hard. For each change of direction the shoulder gives me a lot of pain, but we came here and we will fight until the end to finish the race in the best possible way. I'm sorry for the whole team that is working so hard as usual to help me to always be faster. Tomorrow I will do my best for them.”
by: Pramac Racing