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De Puniet brings RC212V home in eighth place

De Puniet brings RC212V home in eighth place

LCR Honda´s Randy de Puniet was still not satisfied after achieving eighth place at the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Starting from the sixth position in Germany Randy de Puniet was eighth at the end of the first lap, but never had quite the right feeling on rain tyres and had to settle for that position at the end of the race.

Randy de Puniet – eighth

`It was a very hard race because we did not test in the wet in the last two days and the warm up session was held on a damp track. So we decided to start with hard compound tyres on the front and on the rear but we probably made a mistake because the rear one was too hard. Basically I never had enough grip on the right side of the bike throughout the whole race. Then I went off into the gravel on the first corner on the seventh lap because I lost the control of the front in the wettest part of the track. After that I tried to set my rhythm battling with Loris Capirossi for seventh position. With two laps to go the rain became heavier and it was more difficult for me to keep the position so Capirossi passed me on the last corner before the straight. Honestly I am not very happy, but in these conditions the eighth place is not so bad.´


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