2013 MotoGP: Randy de Puniet Testing Suzuki's Bike at Motegi

It's off to Japan for Power Electronics Aspar rider Randy de Puniet, as he takes on his testing duties with the new and reportedly, very cool, in-line machine Suzuki plans to return to MotoGP with next season.
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We can only hope that the Frenchman will find riding the Suzuki prototype as rewarding and fun as it gets. And that is not only because we want to see the Hamamatsu bikes back in MotoGP, but because this could cheer de Puniet up a bit, after his crash at Le Mans, last Sunday.

Pushing hard in wet conditions, de Puniet crashed in lap 13, missing a good opportunity to finish a nice race in front of his home crowd and thus missing some points in the battle for the CRT title, as well.

As disappointed as he was, Randy de Puniet was however full of hope and looking forward for both the Suzuki tests at Motegi, Japan, and the next MotoGP race at Mugello in Italy. De Puniet told “Yeah we leave tomorrow to Japan to test with Suzuki in Motegi, and it’s good for me because I will forget very quickly the race from today and I think it will be good for Mugello. I will be ready to be fast immediately. That is a good experience for me how to do a great job and I really hope to come back to Mugello for a good race.”

Following his crash at Le Mans, de Puniet dropped to the 16 position in the provisional standings, with 6 points, with CRT riders Aleix Espargaro and Hector Barbera ahead of him, 20 and 7 points, respectively.
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