DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK AT MISANO CIRCUIT Misano, 6 September: after yesterdays San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP positive qualifying session result, LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet took a good start from the 9th place for the 28-lap race...
DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK AT MISANO CIRCUIT
Misano, 6 September: after yesterdays San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP positive qualifying session result, LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy De Puniet took a good start from the 9th place for the 28-lap race at Misano track but has been involved in a three-rider crash in the second corner. Luckily De Puniet escaped unhurt from the accident and rejoined the race in 14th place managing to end the thirteenth round of the season 12th.
Despite the left ankle fracture sustained one month ago, the Frenchman aboard the Honda RC212V battled through the pain to get the best from his machine in the last three races including the crowded Misano GP (55.103 fans). The 28-year-old set the 7th quickest time in this morning warm up session at the 4.226Km seaside track but he could not fight for a the top ten finish because of the multiple crash on the first lap (De Angelis, Edwards and Hayden).The MotoGP teams and riders will be back on track in Portugal (Estoril) on the 4th of October.
De Puniet -- 12th
De Puniet: "First of all I am happy as I escaped unhurt from the crash. We expected a better result here and I was unlucky to be in the wrong place in the wrong moment. However we have been through three difficult week ends after my injury but we were capable to score some points every race and this very positive. We all made a great job to face the injury and, although I am not fit yet, we improved our lap times in the last three days and we are back in the middle group. The following three weeks off give me chance to recover from my injury completely and I will attempt to improve my position in the world classification starting from Portugal".