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de Puniet nearing Brno return

Randy de Puniet is almost certain to race at Brno after a successful test on a Superbike this week.
Randy de Puniet geared up for his possible return to MotoGP competition at Brno this weekend by testing a Honda Superbike in his native France.

The LCR Honda rider looks set to follow in the footsteps of Valentino Rossi by returning from injury earlier than initially feared, although de Puniet says he is still subject to a doctors' approval on Thursday.

In the meantime, de Puniet took to the track at Ales aboard a Honda Superbike to give his leg – which was broken in an accident during the German Grand Prix – a competitive work out before the weekend.

Speaking to French publication Sport Bikes, de Puniet admits he won't be 100 per cent fit at Brno, but added that he is determined to compete.

“The first run was a little difficult because you feel a little pain when you take knocks on the fracture but the second went better. You always think it's going to hurt, but until we are on the bike, you cannot know. I'm relieved, and I think it will go to Brno, even if it is sure that I am not 100 per cent."


Tagged as: Honda , superbikes , Brno , de puniet , lcr

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graham - Unregistered

August 10, 2010 11:22 AM

This is good news. It suddenly makes rossi's comeback seem normal, even though people were jumping up and down saying how amazingly awesome he was for coming back so early. RDP breaks were much worse too.

Wolfman

August 10, 2010 11:38 AM

Amazing to think that they can jump back on a bike so soon after an injury like that. Was such a shame for Randy that he had the crash, his season was going great. Wish him luck for his possible race return.



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