Pramac Ducati Miss Out On Top Ten

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The Pramac Ducati pairing of Randy De Puniet and Loris Capirossi suffered a lack lustre qualifying session for tomorrows Monster Energy Grand Prix De France. For Frenchman De Puniet, even though he suffered a fall early on in the session, managed to grab 11th on the grid, when a top 10 spot looked promising.

“I’m okay despite my crash at the beginning of qualifying.” said De Puniet.

“Looking at the pictures, I think I was lucky to make it back to the garage; I could have been seriously hurt, and instead I only have a little pain in my left shoulder. I don’t remember a lot about the crash, just that my head hit my shoulder. In the end, the time wasnt so bad, especially because it’s the best I could do. Were just behind the factory Ducati team, which means I gave everything I had. For tomorrows race, I hope to get back into the top ten; that would be a good result for me and my fans.” he continued.

Teammate Loris Capirossi‘s horrible weekend continues as he still struggles to find settings to make up time on the pack. He starts in 15th just ahead of Karel Abraham and Toni Elias, both of which suffered falls during the session.

“I’m still having a very hard time.” he said. “Today I wasnt able to find traction on corner exits, and this problem cost me a few too many tenths. Tomorrow we have to change something. I tried today, and in the end were all very close, within just a few tenths. Unfortunately, I can’t manage to get the most out of my laps. I have to give it my best effort and hope that everything goes well.” he finished.

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