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De Puniet crash causes small finger injury

De Puniet crash causes small finger injury

LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet had a disappointing race which hurt more than just his pride.

Randy de Puniet was unable to complete the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice after becoming the first rider to crash out of the race. Aside from hitting his chances of improving his placing in the standings, the incident also caused a minor injury to the Frenchman´s finger.

Randy de Puniet – DNF

`I am very disappointed because I made a very good start, probably the best of this season, and I was in the top ten on the first lap. But I immediately felt a strange feeling in the rear and the bike started to slide and bump. I tried to keep my position but it was not possible and lost some places. Then, on lap six at turn two, I overtook Vermeulen but he probably hit my brake level and was not able to control the bike. I crashed and suffered a small injury in my left little finger. It aches a lot now but it will be ok for Barcelona.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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