Randy de Puniet

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Randy de Puniet
2005 0430 Randy de Puniet.jpg
Nationality  French
Born (1981-02-14) February 14, 1981 (age 33)
Maisons-Laffitte (France)
Current team Voltcom Crescent Suzuki
Bike number 14
Website www.depuniet.com/en/
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 20062014
Manufacturers Kawasaki, Honda, Ducati, ART, Suzuki
Championships 0
2014 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
140 0 2 0 0 575
250cc World Championship
Active years 20012005
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
2005 Championship position 8th (138 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
80 5 22 9 4 729
125cc World Championship
Active years 19982000
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia
Championships 0
2000 Championship position 17th (50 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
33 0 0 0 0 76

Randy de Puniet (born February 14, 1981) is a French Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He currently races in the Superbike World Championship for Voltcom Crescent Suzuki aboard a GSX-R1000. He took five wins in the 250cc class.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, de Puniet was French 125cc champion in 1998, moving up to the world championship a year later. In 2001 he moved up to the 250cc World Championship. He earned two podium finishes in 2002 to earn a factory Aprilia ride for 2003. He took his first win in Catalunya, coming 4th overall with 3 wins. In 2004 he was third with a single win, spending 2005 with on an Aprilia run by former world champion, Jorge Martínez and his Aspar Racing Team.

De Puniet (in white) alongside Loris Capirossi.

2006 was his first season in MotoGP, for the Kawasaki factory team, where he remained for 2007. He took his first front-row start at the 2007 Catalan Grand Prix, and finished a career-best fifth. Up until Donington, he started all but one other race on the third row. He started fourth and finished second at Motegi in the wet.

LCR Honda announced on August 24, 2007 that de Puniet would ride for them in 2008 and 2009.[2] He suffered a fractured ankle in a midseason testing crash in 2009.[3] He ultimately remained with LCR for 2010, despite being linked to the French Tech 3 squad.[4] He had been in contention for a Tech 3 ride for 2011, but team boss Herve Poncharal denied this link.[5]

He enjoyed a strong run of form midseason in 2010, including consecutive front row starts at Silverstone and Assen.[6] He was running fifth in the championship before breaking his leg in a crash at the Sachsenring.[7] He missed the race at Laguna Seca before returning at Brno, where he finished tenth.

In spite of the promise he showed on the Honda before his injury, De Puniet raced for Pramac Racing in 2011.[8] After a disappointing year on the satellite Ducati De Puniet joined the Power Electronics Aspar team for 2012, a 'Claiming Rules Team' running a modified Aprilia RSV4 known as the ART.

For 2014, De Puniet will not be racing, instead he will be doing development and testing on the Suzuki 2015 MotoGP machine.[9] He hopes he will get a wild card ride during 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Seas Class Moto Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
1998 125cc Honda RS125R 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC  –
1999 125cc Aprilia RS125 16 0 0 0 0 26 18th  –
2000 125cc Aprilia RS125 16 0 0 0 0 50 17th  –
2001 250cc Aprilia RSV250 16 0 0 0 0 50 13th  –
2002 250cc Aprilia RSV250 16 0 2 2 0 119 9th  –
2003 250cc Aprilia RSV250 16 3 9 5 2 208 4th  –
2004 250cc Aprilia RSV250 16 1 8 2 0 214 3rd  –
2005 250cc Aprilia RSV250 16 1 3 1 2 138 8th  –
2006 MotoGP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR Kawasaki Racing Team 17 0 0 0 0 37 16th  –
2007 MotoGP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR Kawasaki Racing Team 18 0 1 0 0 108 11th  –
2008 MotoGP Honda RC212V Team LCR 18 0 0 0 0 61 15th  –
2009 MotoGP Honda RC212V Team LCR 17 0 1 0 0 106 11th  –
2010 MotoGP Honda RC212V Team LCR 17 0 0 0 0 116 9th  –
2011 MotoGP Ducati Desmosedici GP11 Pramac Racing 16 0 0 0 0 49 16th  –
2012 MotoGP Aprilia ART Aspar Racing Team 18 0 0 0 0 62 13th  –
2013 MotoGP Aprilia ART Aspar Racing Team 18 0 0 0 0 36 15th  –
2014 MotoGP Suzuki GSX-RR Suzuki MotoGP 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC  –
Total 253 5 24 9 4 1380 0

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WCh
125cc 1998–2000 1998 France N/A N/A 33 0 0 0 0 76 0
250cc 2001–2005 2001 Japan 2002 Japan 2003 Catalunya 80 5 22 9 4 729 0
MotoGP 2006–2014 2006 Spain 2007 Japan N/A 140 0 2 0 0 575 0
Total 1998–2014 253 5 24 9 4 1380 0

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
1998 125cc Honda JPN MAL SPA ITA FRA
17
MAD NED GBR GER CZE IMO CAT AUS ARG NC 0
1999 125cc Aprilia MAL
20
JPN
15
SPA
Ret
FRA
11
ITA
19
CAT
9
NED
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
15
CZE
Ret
IMO
Ret
VAL
10
AUS
21
RSA
Ret
BRA
18
ARG
10
18th 26
2000 125cc Aprilia RSA
14
MAL
Ret
JPN
10
SPA
13
FRA
12
ITA
9
CAT
13
NED
Ret
GBR
10
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
POR
7
VAL
18
BRA
9
PAC
Ret
AUS
13
17th 50
2001 250cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
RSA
Ret
SPA
18
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
8
NED
13
GBR
Ret
GER
5
CZE
6
POR
17
VAL
10
PAC
11
AUS
Ret
MAL
12
BRA
13
13th 50
2002 250cc Aprilia JPN
3
RSA
6
SPA
Ret
FRA
3
ITA
5
CAT
4
NED
Ret
GBR
6
GER
Ret
CZE
6
POR
Ret
BRA
Ret
PAC
Ret
MAL
6
AUS
6
VAL
4
9th 119
2003 250cc Aprilia JPN
Ret
RSA
2
SPA
3
FRA
2
ITA
Ret
CAT
1
NED
Ret
GBR
8
GER
3
CZE
1
POR
3
BRA
3
PAC
6
MAL
5
AUS
Ret
VAL
1
4th 208
2004 250cc Aprilia RSA
2
SPA
2
FRA
2
ITA
4
CAT
1
NED
4
BRA
8
GER
5
GBR
3
CZE
2
POR
3
JPN
11
QAT
Ret
MAL
5
AUS
Ret
VAL
3
3rd 214
2005 250cc Aprilia SPA
Ret
POR
3
CHN
8
FRA
2
ITA
Ret
CAT
6
NED
8
GBR
1
GER
6
CZE
8
JPN
5
MAL
4
QAT
Ret
AUS
7
TUR
Ret
VAL
8
8th 138
2006 MotoGP Kawasaki SPA
Ret
QAT
Ret
TUR
12
CHN
12
FRA
Ret
ITA
13
CAT
Ret
NED
14
GBR
12
GER
Ret
USA
12
CZE
14
MAL
13
AUS
11
JPN
Ret
POR
10
VAL
Ret
16th 37
2007 MotoGP Kawasaki QAT
Ret
SPA
13
CHN
8
TUR
8
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
5
GBR
6
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
USA
6
CZE
8
RSM
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
2
AUS
6
MAL
4
VAL
9
11th 108
2008 MotoGP Honda QAT
9
SPA
Ret
POR
15
CHN
13
FRA
9
ITA
Ret
CAT
Ret
GBR
12
NED
Ret
GER
8
USA
6
CZE
16
RSM
Ret
IND
13
JPN
12
AUS
9
MAL
10
VAL
15
15th 61
2009 MotoGP Honda QAT
10
JPN
11
SPA
4
FRA
14
ITA
8
CAT
8
NED
7
USA
9
GER
Ret
GBR
3
CZE
10
IND
12
RSM
12
POR
11
AUS
8
MAL
Ret
VAL
11
11th 106
2010 MotoGP Honda QAT
6
SPA
9
FRA
7
ITA
6
GBR
6
NED
6
CAT
4
GER
Ret
USA CZE
10
IND
13
RSM
13
ARA
Ret
JPN
9
MAL
10
AUS
10
POR
6
VAL
10
9th 116
2011 MotoGP Ducati QAT
Ret
SPA
Ret
POR
10
FRA
Ret
CAT
Ret
GBR
12
NED
Ret
ITA
14
GER
13
USA
DNS
CZE
12
IND
8
RSM
14
ARA
12
JPN
10
AUS
6
MAL
C
VAL
Ret
16th 49
2012 MotoGP ART QAT
13
SPA
Ret
POR
13
FRA
Ret
CAT
15
GBR
12
NED
8
GER
11
ITA
12
USA
11
IND
Ret
CZE
8
RSM
9
ARA
11
JPN
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
11
VAL
12
13th 62
2013 MotoGP ART QAT
12
AME
14
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
11
CAT
Ret
NED
12
GER
12
USA
Ret
IND
Ret
CZE
15
GBR
16
RSM
17
ARA
13
MAL
12
AUS
10
JPN
13
VAL
Ret
15th 36
2014 MotoGP Suzuki QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ret
NC 0

Commitment[edit]

De Puniet is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crook, Tasha (2007-02-12). "Kawasaki's Randy De Puniet Talks About His Second Season...". London Bikers (Media Panther Ltd.). Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. ^ Birt, Matthew (2007-08-24). "LCR Honda secure Randy de Puniet deal". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Randy de Puniet May Miss Brno". Female First (First Active Media Ltd.). 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Randy de Puniet to Stay at LCR Honda For 2010". Auto Racing Daily (Solspace, Inc.). 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  5. ^ Birt, Matthew (2010-07-08). "Tech 3 Yamaha dismiss Randy de Puniet link". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  6. ^ Christner, Brian (2010-06-26). "Privateer Honda Rider Randy de Puniet Scores Second Consecutive Front Row Start". 2WheelTuesday.com (2WheelTuesday). Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Randy de Puniet breaks leg". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  8. ^ Birt, Matthew (6 November 2010). "Randy de Puniet clinches Ducati deal". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "de Puniet to concentrate on Suzuki MotoGP tests". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "motogp.com · L’Equipe: De Puniet to have sabbatical in 2014". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Peace and Sport

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