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De Puniet gives mechanic double headache in German qualifying

De Puniet gives mechanic double headache in German qualifying

LCR Honda rider damages both bikes in Saturday afternoon session.

Randy de Puniet will be back on the second row after two races away on Sunday, but some overnight work will be needed on both his satellite Honda RC212V bikes as a result of separate incidents in the session. The Frenchman crashed early on, before running off track in the final stages of the run.

De Puniet –6th

“We have got a good grid position and I am quite satisfied but it has not been easy as a wet session is always a gamble. Everybody pushed to find the limit but sometimes we push too much and we crash. I was very fast in the first run (12 laps) and my machine's wet setup was almost perfect. Unfortunately I crashed on turn seven because I opened the throttle too much and the asphalt was like an ice-skating rink! After that I went out on my second bike but it took me some time to find the right pace. When I started to push I had some engine brake issues and at two laps to go I went out in the gravel. The guys must work hard to repair both bikes for tomorrow but I feel confident as we made a good performance in both conditions."

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MotoGP, 2009, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Randy de Puniet, LCR Honda MotoGP

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