De Puniet had hoped for more
23 May 2010 – LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet finished his home Grand Prix in seventh on Sunday. The Frenchman started from sixth but due to a bad start he lost a number of places. He managed to fight back to seventh but did admit he hoped for a better result for his fans at the French track.
"It was a special and tough GP for me because I wanted to get a good result especially for my fans," said De Puniet. "This is my best result on this track in the premier class but I am a bit disappointed. I got a bad start and dropped from the second row to the back of the group but after that I set good lap times catching the eight place.
"After Stoner's crash I was seventh but could not close any further because my front tyre started to slip and almost crashed 10 times. So I had to slow down but seventh is not so bad. I am still 6th in the world championship and we are the best private team at the moment!"