De Puniet thirteenth at Sachsenring, Guintoli thanks the team

Monday, 18 July 2011

Randy De Puniet finished the the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring, site of the ninth stop in the MotoGP world championship, in 13th place.

Following a positive weekend for the Frenchman, who was one of the fastest and most solid Ducati riders, the race didn’t go as the Pramac Racing Team had hoped. A mistake on the first lap cost Number 14 precious seconds, and several positions as a result. His teammate Sylvain Guintoli, riding the Ducati Desmosedici in place of Loris Capirossi, finished at the rear, in eighteenth place.

Randy De Puniet:
"I'm not satisfied about my thirteenth place. I was able to start from the third row, but losing all those seconds in the first lap affected the whole race. I lost the group in front of me, the one with Hayden, Rossi, Edwards and Barbera, and I couldn't close the gap on them. Then halfway through the race I had problems with the front and I lost more positions. I tried to finish the race, I couldn't do any better than that. We'll try to improve next weekend."

Sylvain Guintoli:
"It was a great experience for me. In these two days my goal was just to understand the bike, and I did that: today, lap after lap, I improved my lap times, and the best one was at the end of the race. I would like to thank Pramac Racing Team for giving me this opportunity and, of course, my Superbike team which allowed me to be here."

Pramac Racing press release.

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