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Early exit for De Puniet at Barcelona

Early exit for De Puniet at Barcelona

LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet was unable to finish the race at the Circuit de Catalunya, crashing out on lap twelve while he was in sixth position.

Randy de Puniet qualified fourth for the 25-lap MotoGP race at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya and made a good start from the second row, ending the first lap in fifth position. He was unable to take advantage of that position, however, as he lost the front end entering the first corner on the twelfth lap and crashed into the gravel.

Randy de Puniet – DNF

`I am very disappointed because I had a very good qualifying position, the best of this season so far, and got a very good start. On lap one I was fifth and was able to keep my position easily because my pace was consistent and fast. When I got the sixth place I knew that I could overtake Edwards and was waiting for the correct moment but, at turn one on lap twelve, I lost the front and crashed out. I suffered the same crash on Friday in the free session but do not understand why because the bike set-up was good and in the previous laps I did not feel any particular problem in the front-end. Honestly I did not make any mistake and will check the data to understand what happened.´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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