Indianapolis MotoGP: LCR Honda confirm Randy de Puniet

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LCR Honda has confirmed that French rider Randy de Puniet will stay with the team in 2009.

Although de Puniet signed a two-year deal for 2008 and ’09, team boss Lucio Cecchinello has still announced details of his plans for next year, having signed a new deal with Honda for the lease of an RC212V

“I think that Randy and Honda have a big potential. Our aim was to continue with Randy and thanks to Honda HRC support we will cooperate together for next season as well. Besides I am happy to say that we have retained all our present team staff for our 2009 project with Randy, “said Cecchinello.

Crash happy de Puniet said: “The 2009 season will be my fourth year in the MotoGP class; Honda is working hard to improve the RCV machine and the LCR Team is very professional and they are like a family for me. We have got the potential to make special results and we will do our best to achieve important goals”.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt