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De Puniet returns to point-scoring ways at Donington

De Puniet returns to point-scoring ways at Donington

After successive DNFs in the previous two rounds it was a relief for the LCR Honda team to see Randy de Puniet back in the points at the British Grand Prix.

After a good start along the straight in Sunday´s MotoGP race at Donington Park, Randy de Puniet lost ground due to James Toseland´s crash ahead him on the first corner and later struggled in the race due to a lack of confidence in his bike set-up and finished just outside the top ten.

Randy de Puniet - twelfth

`It was a difficult race for me. After the start, when Toseland crashed I was behind him and went wide loosing some positions. After that I lost some confidence and it was not easy passing the other riders especially on the braking points. On lap seven I was behind John Hopkins and Anthony West but could not pass them because the bike was too heavy and would not change directions easily, so I couldn´t brake as late as I wanted. I struggled for the rest of the race trying to set good lap times without making any mistake. On the last lap some fans started to run close to the track and I lost the concentration for a while so Toni Elias passed me on the straight. This is not a brilliant performance but after the crashes we had in the recent races we are trying to set up the bike in the right way but we are still missing something. We will work it out in Assen in the next few days.´

MotoGP, 2008, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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