LCR Honda’s Randy De Puniet had a day to forget at the first ever Grand Prix at the new Aragon circuit in Spain. The Frenchman was looking to impress, after a great qualifying performance, starting 6th on the grid. Aiming to show that he has fully recovered from his broken leg, De Puniet made a good start, and was running with a group of 5 riders all battling for 6th, until Lap 8, when De Puniet had a high-side after being put under pressure.

He escaped without injury. “Another disappointing race for me after Indianapolis and Misano.” said Randy “Honestly in the last two days I had a very good rhythm and thought that I could make a positive race scoring important points for the classification. I did not take a good start and after 5 laps I had front front tyre grip issues and tried hard to manage the problem loosing several places.”

“I could stay with the guys up there because we made similar lap times. Then at 8 laps to go on turn 7 I made a mistake and I suffered a high side. I am okay but I am in a bad mood because the last two months have been very tough for me. The first part of the season was incredibly positive for me and the Team and I hope to be back on my pace in the next races”

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