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Last year at Catalunya

Last year at Catalunya

Last year at Catalunya

Randy De Puniet scored his first ever Grand Prix victory in the 250cc race at Catalunya last year after holding off a late challenge from Fonsi Nieto.

Nieto later claimed his team made a mistake with his pit-board, indicating that he was on the penultimate lap when it was in fact the last, leaving the fast Frenchman to record what some considered to be an overdue race win.

De Puniet´s success had been made easier when championship leader and fellow contender for victory Manuel Poggiali was forced to retire on lap twelve with engine trouble. Ant West crossed the line in third ahead of Toni Elias, who had recovered from a bad start but was unable to beat the determined Australian to the final podium position.

De Puniet's win moved him level second with Elias and Nieto, seven points behind Poggiali.


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