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De Puniet targeting successful weekend at home Grand Prix

De Puniet targeting successful weekend at home Grand Prix

The Power Electronics Aspar Team head into the fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend as the leading CRT team with Aleix Espargaró and Randy de Puniet at the head of the new class in the rider standings.

Randy de Puniet is aiming to break to his duck and finish as top CRT bike in a race, and believes his home Grand Prix is the setting to do so. Even though he is not yet fully recovered from the injuries sustained in a practice crash that also involved NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards, de Puniet's condition has improved in the two weeks since racing in Portugal.

De Puniet finished on the podium four times here in the 250cc class between 2002 and 2005 and he is sure to give 120% once again in front of the vociferous home crowd. Espargaró finished sixth here in the Moto2™ last year and once ninth in MotoGP.

Randy de Puniet

"I was hoping to be feeling better by now but I am still suffering from the crash at Estoril. My back and ribs are still very painful but hopefully I can make some improvements over the next couple of days. Le Mans is a circuit I always enjoy going to because I have thousands of fans there and it has some great corners, like turn one."

Aleix Espargaró

"Le Mans has a lot of tight corners and personally I prefer fast tracks but I am currently the top CRT rider in the championship and I want to leave this race in the same position before we go to my home Grand Prix in Catalunya."

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MotoGP, 2012, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Randy de Puniet, Aleix Espargaro, Power Electronics Aspar

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