Paddock Press: Potherat on Guintoli´s 2008 season

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Departing Frenchman´s season reviewed by L´Équipe journalist.

In the second part of the French-themed day of Paddock Press, Pierre Henry Potherat looks back on Sylvain Guintoli´s 2008 season in the MotoGP World Championship. The L´Équipe journalist admits that his fellow countryman had a tough time with the Alice Team Ducati, but thinks that a comeback after a year in British Superbike competition could be possible.

`Learning the Ducati/Bridgestone package was really tough for Sylvain, coming from his rookie season with Tech3 on Yamaha and Dunlop tyres,´ says Potherat.

`He took him many practice sessions and races to learn and finally he didn´t have the success he could have expected with this bike. Sylvain paid a lot for this learning phase and had many crashes. I think he deserves to be in MotoGP but we hope he´ll come back to the premier class soon.´

Randy de Puniet´s first year with LCR Honda is also reviewed today.

TAGS 2008 Sylvain Guintoli

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