MotoGP » Randy de Puniet confirmed at Pramac Ducati

Randy de Puniet joins Loris Capirossi at Pramac Ducati.

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LAH - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 8:33 PM

all those duc dollars(euros) aren't going into a valentino only kitty...
they want to be a force in motogp.
i expect all the ducatis to receive input from burgess/rossi knowhow.
hopefully ran de has finally grasped the right bars.

DePunietToSBKin2011 - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 9:25 PM

How long is it going to take for the Rossi updates to trickle down to the rest of the turds. Like a year? Never. Don't expect it to happen. They haven't been getting any since ducati entered the championship. I don't see why it'd be any different now. These things are career killers.

morini - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 9:44 PM

I can understand loris going to ducati but not randy the frenchman seems to still have a lot of fight left in him,perhaps this is his swansong before retiring.Randy will do well in the first couple of gp's then fade just like the lower ducati teams,prove me wrong.


November 06, 2010 10:02 PM

Does anyone believe that signing for Pramac for 2011 was Randy's decision?? Or for that matter, that Cecchinelo prefered to sign Elias instead of DePuniet??
Enter the beautifull world of politics.
What a load of crap.

Dean Dean

November 06, 2010 10:44 PM

The fact of the matter is that LCR fell out with Randy, or rather his manager fell out with was a bad time to demand more money, Randy having been injured and the team not knowing what / when and if he'd recover his form after the broken leg. Luccio called his managers bluff by suggesting 'there are others that want this ride' and so we have the result of this situation. Is it forced upon Randy, of course it is...where else was he going, to Moto2...straight swap with Elias ?? Either way Randy was now funding his ride, a shame given his fantastic form up to his accident.

LesiureSuit Larry - Unregistered

November 06, 2010 11:40 PM

Well, whatever the politics of the move, I actually think RdP might do rather well on the Ducati.
Randy is more than a bit gung-ho, riding bikes beyond the max, and the Ducati is designed to be ridden to the max 100% of the time to get the best out of it.
This combination might just work - it will certainly be entertaining!


November 06, 2010 11:50 PM
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I think this move could go very bad if he can't secure the ride for 2012, if he can will be the right move.

Ducati have experience riders, that provably will make the 2012 bike a monster. They have 3 old foxes that make wins on 990cc, 2 of them have WCs. This kind of experience will make the engineers job much easier.

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