MotoGP » New approach to unlock de Puniet potential?

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damo - Unregistered

February 24, 2009 9:13 AM

De Puniet cannot set up a race bike according to Hopkins, which is why he goes OK on Tarzan-grip qualifying tyres but not on race tyres. Control tyres could help him by forcing him to concentrate on race set up. Or he might just crash even more.

Jon M - Unregistered

February 24, 2009 9:32 AM

I'd be interested to learn more about the Demaria connection... Yves was an excellent and very stylish rider back in the mid 90's and in my opinion was a better package on 2 stroke 250's then on the 4 stroke 450's despite his world crowns.

What do LCR think he can bring to de Puniets GP program though?

I'm intrigued....

Avin Alaff - Unregistered

February 24, 2009 10:24 AM

There's an old saying that you can't teach a slow rider to go fast but you can teach a fast rider to stop crashing. This rule obviously doesn't apply to De Puniet and TBH he isn't particularly fast either! :rolleyes:

Blueberry Muffin - Unregistered

February 24, 2009 10:29 AM

There are a few other riders out there who would make so much more of this ride. With the credit crunch hitting team budgets and De Puniets reputation for crashing then if I was running the team I'm afraid Malandri or Hopper would be taking his place this season. :)

Wiggysan The Dude

February 24, 2009 11:42 AM

I was ( and I'm sure Im not the only one ) amazed when RDP got made up to the Blue Ribbon Class.

He is a bit like Max on the 500's. Good, but not good enough.

Max was better on the 250's as we all know, but Randy was never THAT great on a 250 even.

I really think with the up and coming talent on the market, to see the likes of RDP / Sete / Alex D A still on MotoGP bikes is mad.

Like a few riders in 2009, this is make or break year.

As our friend at Rumble Strip Radio always says Randy " Keep it on 2 wheels "

Ironey - Unregistered

February 24, 2009 11:42 AM

How many times has Rossi taken DePuniet out in a race?
Take a moment,gather yourself and try to regain some if you are capable of being rationale..for real not some honest research.You will be surprised.
Welcome to the real world.

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