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Recovering Randy de Puniet sets off for Donington

Recovering Randy de Puniet sets off for Donington

Recovering Randy de Puniet sets off for Donington

Randy de Puniet is receiving his last day of physiotherpy in Marseille before travelling to Donington for the Cinzano British Grand Prix. The Frenchman has been under the watchful eye of specialist Bernard Achou since fracturing his ankle and suffering nasty flesh wounds to his arm after crashing out of the Dutch TT at Assen.

`I am quite a lot better now,´ commented the Safilo Oxydo-LCR rider. `I won´t be 100% this weekend but I think I can ride without too much trouble. I have been trying to get full movement back in my arm because, as well as the flesh wound from the race, I dislocated my shoulder in a practice crash. The wound is deep – just like a hole – but it has improved. I have been doing three hours of recuperation a day and I feel better. The fracture was very small and just needed rest. It is more or less recovered and shouldn´t be a problem´.

De Puniet lost not only a chunk of his arm in Holland, but also an important points haul in the fight for the 250cc title – a situation he hopes to make up for on British soil: `It is a slightly more difficult proposition after Assen but I am still not that far from first place and I hope to make up ground this weekend. There is just one part of the track I don´t like – the final section, which has a series of difficult corners – but I will work hard to perfect that during practice´.

250cc, 2003, Randy de Puniet

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