MotoGP » de Puniet provides hope for Ducati

Randy de Puniet provides hope for Ducati with sixth place at the end of the Qatar test.

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March 15, 2011 9:36 AM

A lot of people said that De Puniet would suit the Ducati thanks to his 'ride it like you stole it' style.
I wasn't so sure...
..but this is a very impressive result considering the pace of the factory Honda's and there are four of those (maybe 5? Aoyama?)

I bet LCR are missing Randy something rotten.
How can Elias be at the back of the field on a Honda??!!
The guy was the class of the Moto2 field and is a former GP winner!

Iggy - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 9:56 AM

He finished in 6th place, on a satellite bike/out fit ... wow that's fantastic! wasn't he on the LCR last year? Either way thats pretty bloody good. Geeez those Ducatis can fly when they are riden right.

ebaums - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 11:30 AM

that's true! probably it's impossible to join him to Marlboro as he doesn't deliver marketing things but at Ducati they must be stupid to not turn his suff a factory one. Pramac should make an appoitment with Duc management.

Sasha - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 12:54 PM

I read on the Pramac Racing website about their bikes that it is a GP11 sat. With the following about the frame: Tubular steel trellis-style chassis. Pressed aluminium swing-arm. 42 mm front forks.

Can somebody confirm that the Pramac bikes run with this chassis instead of a CF one?

Easy solution for the factory team right there.

q - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:16 PM

the mistake of Ducati is perhaps blindness belive only in Rossi while it's clear that at this stage, end of 800cc era and shoulder injury plus opposite technology in front of Vale's habits people like Randy or Stoner should take key role in devalopment.


March 15, 2011 1:50 PM


That can't be right, it must be a Premac typo, all the Ducati GP bikes run C.F. frames, although Randy's could be a 2010 item.

This might explain why Hayden has gone backwards at this test after steadily improving last year as the season went on ....he's had no input on the new bike

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