MotoGP » de Puniet targeting 'best year' to-date with Pramac Ducati

Having seen his bid to make what was already his best season in MotoGP even better in 2010 scuppered by his Sachsenring accident, Randy de Puniet hopes a change of team for 2011 will enable him to make amends...

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December 02, 2010 6:43 PM

I think DePuniet could be Stoner number #2. He switched from a satellite Honda, crashed a lot, but rode well when on. Now with an aggressive riding style he comes to the Ducati and get's it going quick on his first time out. I'd say he could surprise us all and at least challenge for a few podiums.


December 02, 2010 6:46 PM

Checa got off the LCR Honda and called it the worst bike he had ever ridden, de Puniet has had one of his best seasons (even with an injury) on it. It must just be setup preferences, Kallio & Espargaro couldn't get around it, Hayden struggled 50% of the time and Stoner wins it or bins it. Perhaps de Puniet is more of a Stoner style setup preference than the others. If the Pramac bike can get to the sharp end of the grid Randy might be the rider to do it. He'll certainly give it a good go.

Md Zane

December 02, 2010 6:53 PM

I got him down has the top Ducati pilot next year,.3 of a second behind Nikki in testing.If Rossi or Nikki throws a sick note next year hope this guy gets the shot on the factory bike.

Not a happy bunny about what Capirex had to say about Alvaro pinching his settings, probably gonna hear that same rubbish trotted out by him again next year.


December 02, 2010 7:08 PM
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Its about time de Puniet got a full factory ride. I know he used to crash alot, but when the bikes not factory, you gotta push to stay with the pace. Just wish that Factory Yamaha, Ducati or Honda will open there eyes to his ability. Maybe one day he will get the chance but he's not getting any younger. Such a shame

soops - Unregistered

December 02, 2010 7:21 PM

There might be something to say about being Stoner, part 2. Ben Spies said there are only two riders that he considers are in a different league... Stoner and DePuniet. Saying of both, these are the two riders that just ride the edges off the machines they are on. Obviously, one is more reckless than the other, but perhaps the styles are just similar enough to bring out the best of the Ducati.

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