Randy de Puniet

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Randy de Puniet
2005 0430 Randy de Puniet.jpg
De Puniet in 2005
NationalityFrench
Born (1981-02-14) 14 February 1981 (age 38)
Maisons-Laffitte, France
Current team LCR E-Team
Bike number14
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 positionNC (0 pts)
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
1400200575
250cc World Championship
Active years 20012005
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
2005 championship position8th (138 pts)
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
8052294729
125cc World Championship
Active years 19982000
Manufacturers Honda, Aprilia
Championships 0
2000 championship position17th (50 pts)
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
33000076
MotoE World Cup
Active years 2019
Manufacturers Energica
Championships0
2019 championship position17th (21 pts)
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
6000021
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2015
Manufacturers Suzuki
Championships 0
2015 championship position18th (52 pts)
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
23000039

Randy de Puniet (born 14 February 1981) is a road racer of motorcycles from France. He competed in Grands Prix racing between 1998 and 2014, where he achieved five wins in the 250cc class. [1] He also competed in the Superbike World Championship during the 2015 season with little success. He currently competes in the MotoE World Cup, aboard an Energica Ego Corsa.

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Career

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) behind Loris Capirossi Capirossi and De Puniet.jpg
De Puniet (in white) behind 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 24 August 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]

Randy de Puniet at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix Randy de Puniet.jpg
Randy de Puniet at the 2010 Aragon Grand Prix

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 was not racing, instead concentrating on development and testing on the Suzuki 2015 MotoGP machine. [9] He hoped to receive a wild card ride during 2014, [10] and did so at the final race in Valencia, retiring from the race.

Career statistics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

By season

SeasonClassMotorcycleTeamNumberRaceWinPodium Pole FLapPtsPlcdWCh
1998 125cc Honda RS125R Honda France67100000NC 
1999 125cc Aprilia RS125 Scrab Competition121600002618th 
2000 125cc Aprilia RS125 Scrab Competition121600005017th 
2001 250cc Aprilia RSV250 Equipe de France - Scrab GP811600005013th 
2002 250cc Aprilia RSV250 Campetella Racing171602101199th 
2003 250cc Aprilia RSV250 Safilo Oxydo - LCR 71639522084th 
2004 250cc Aprilia RSV250 Safilo Carrera - LCR 71618202143rd 
2005 250cc Aprilia RSV250 Aprilia Aspar 250cc 71613121388th 
2006 MotoGP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR Kawasaki Racing Team 171700003716th 
2007 MotoGP Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR Kawasaki Racing Team 1418010010811th 
2008 MotoGP Honda RC212V LCR Honda MotoGP 141800006115th 
2009 MotoGP Honda RC212V LCR Honda MotoGP 1417010010611th 
2010 MotoGP Honda RC212V LCR Honda MotoGP 141700001169th 
2011 MotoGP Ducati Desmosedici GP11 Pramac Racing Team 141600004916th 
2012 MotoGP Aprilia ART Power Electronics Aspar 141800006213th 
2013 MotoGP Aprilia ART Power Electronics Aspar 141800003615th 
2014 MotoGP Suzuki GSX-RR Team Suzuki MotoGP 14100000NC 
Total2535249413800

By class

ClassSeasons1st GP1st Pod1st WinRaceWinPodiums Pole FLapPtsWChmp
125cc1998–2000 1998 France 330000760
250cc2001–2005 2001 Japan 2002 Japan 2003 Catalunya 80522947290
MotoGP2006–2014 2006 Spain 2007 Japan 14002005750
Total1998–20142535249413800

Races by year

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

YearClassBike123456789101112131415161718PosPts
1998 125cc Honda JPN MAL SPA ITA FRA
17
MAD NED GBR GER CZE IMO CAT AUS ARG NC0
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
18th26
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
17th50
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
13th50
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
9th119
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
4th208
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
3rd214
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
8th138
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
16th37
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
11th108
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
15th61
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
11th106
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
9th116
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
16th49
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
13th62
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
15th36
2014 MotoGP Suzuki QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
Ret
NC0

Superbike World Championship

Races by year

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

YearMake12345678910111213PosPts
R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2R1R2
2015 Suzuki AUS
17
AUS
7
THA
13
THA
Ret
SPA
Ret
SPA
13
NED
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
DNS
ITA
Ret
GBR
14
GBR
14
POR
13
POR
16
SMR
Ret
SMR
17
USA
11
USA
11
MAL
12
MAL
13
SPA
16
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
FRA
18
QAT
12
QAT
7
18th52

Commitment

De Puniet is a member of the 'Champions for Peace' club, a group of more than 90 famous elite created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II.[ citation needed ]

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