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De Puniet's hand is not 100% recovered

De Puniet's hand is not 100% recovered

De Puniet's hand is not 100% recovered

Randy de Puniet MotoGP race debut at Jerez became very short. The 25-year-old Frenchman was forced to pull out after just eight laps as a result of an injury he sustained earlier in the third day of the GP de España.

De Puniet was highsided from his Ninja ZX-RR during morning warm-up, leaving him with a severely bruised and swollen right hand. Despite pain killing injections prior to the start of the race, de Puniet was in considerable pain from the start, after receiving treatment for a bruised and swollen right hand in the Clinica Mobile.

The injury to his hand also stopped the Kawasaki rider from applying full pressure to the front brake and, after running straight off the track at more than 240 km/h as a result, de Puniet made the decision that to continue would be dangerous.

De Puniet returned at home for treatment and looks very confident of being back for the coming challenge in Losail circuit of Qatar, although his hand is not 100% recovered. The next video shows the crash during warm-up session and some images from Kawasaki Racing rider short debut.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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