De Puniet pleased to train with Demaria
15 February 2010 – Randy de Puniet elected not to enlist the services of a personal trainer throughout the 2009 season but instead decided to join off-track forces with compatriot Yves Demaria, a close friend and triple MX3 motocross World Champion.
"Yves is a very good friend and I respect his incredible career," explained LCR Honda rider de Puniet, who is ten years Demaria's junior. "When I decided to work with him, people thought it was a strange partnership - I could have enlisted a real personal trainer or a former Grand Prix rider - but I knew that Yves could support me in the right way.
"He is thick-skinned, like all the MX riders, and would be able to teach me how to improve my concentration and skills on the bike. Considering that every Grand Prix rider usually practices motocross, Yves was the right choice for me!"
"Then you have to add good training, a healthy diet and sleep, but the most important thing is that you have to make a lot of sacrifices!"