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de Puniet shrugs off final result after strong weekend

The LCR Honda rider shrugs off his final result of sixth position after a strong weekend in which he was close to a podium finish.
Randy de Puniet refuses to believe his sixth place finish in the British Grand Prix was a staunch reward for his efforts having run inside the top three for the majority of the race.

The Frenchman proved a revelation leading up to the race as he proved competitive in free practice before planting the LCR Honda on the front row of the grid – the first time has started in such a position for three years.

He carried the form through to the races as he diced with factory Honda counterpart Andrea Dovizioso for second on the track, but with neither rider able to maintain a gap to the chasing pack, de Puniet would eventually be swallowed up by Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies and Casey Stoner in quick succession with just a handful of laps remaining.

Leaving him sixth at the chequered flag, while the end result didn't quite live up to the promise of his grid position, de Puniet was happy with his performance over the course of the weekend.

“It was a good race and I had fun but, like in Mugello, I finished behind the leading group,” he said. “It's a pity but I feel satisfied anyway. I took a very good start from the front row and I could rely on my machine as we lapped consistently fast for the whole week end.

“At four laps to go the front started to move too much because we raced on front soft tyre (which was the right choice) but probably today's ground temperature was a bit higher compared to the rest of the weekend.

We had a great race weekend and I am a big fan of this new circuit. The guys gave me an incredible machine here and we can be pleased about this result as we battled for the podium. In my opinion we moved a step forward in this weekend and will do our best to keep the sixth position in the world classification.”

A fifth straight top ten finish for de Puniet – and his third sixth place result too -, he remains sixth in the overall standings as the top satellite rider.


Tagged as: LCR Honda , de puniet

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TZ250 - Unregistered

June 21, 2010 12:38 PM

He was rider of the weekend in my view, stunning to watch going through woodcote, full commitment in qualifying, blowing the works hondas and ducatis away. I agree with previous poster, this guy should be offered a works ride.

Klong14 - Unregistered

June 21, 2010 10:43 AM

Please please give Randy a works bike........ "....but he did a trackday". So what, he's been punching above his weight for ages and seems to have sorted his crashing out. HRC: Here is a man who can ride, set up and develop a Honda (Ohlins)!!!



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