Randy de Puniet close to full fitness

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Randy de Puniet reckons he’ll be able to ride at 100 per cent of his potential in time for the first ever MotoGP race at the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

The Frenchman has been fighting his way back to fitness after breaking his left leg in two places in a crash during the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

The LCR Honda made an incredible comeback and raced again Brno just 28 days after suffering the injury.

The 29-year-old, who confirmed to MCN in Indianapolis last week that he’s locked in talks with Suzuki and LCR Honda for 2011, said he had targeted the Motorland Aragon race to be riding at his normal level.

He said: “I hope at Aragon I will feel 100 per cent on the bike. Not my leg but on the bike. It should be a little better this weekend in Misano but with another ten days to recover before Aragon I think it will be 100 per cent."

It was during the Indianapolis race that Valentino Rossi conceded he was still suffering with fragile confidence after he suffered a compound fracture of his right leg in Mugello.

But de Puniet said he was suffering no such issues but added that he had previous experience of returning from serious injury after he broke his ankle in the summer of ’09.

He added: “I have crashed a lot in the past and I've had a lot of injuries and I have ridden in this condition before so for me it is not big problem."

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt