Twenty-two days after breaking his tibia and fibula at Sachsenring, LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet was back out on the track on Monday. In this video, the Frenchman conducts the track day on a CBR1000RR in Alés, France to test out the strength of his leg.
De Puniet reported he is set to make his return at the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno, Round 10 of the MotoGP Championship, contingent on medical clearance. If De Puniet gets this medical clearance, which is expected to happen Thursday, he will be participating in Free Practice 1 on Friday.
De Puniet got injured during the wreck at Sachsenring, which was round 8 of the championship. That same night, De Puniet underwent surgery, and had a titanium rod inserted into his broken left leg. The Frenchman than started an intensive rehabilitation program.
The crash also brought down both Álvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki) and Aleix Espargaró (Pramac Racing), and apparently Pramac racing Ducati rider Mika Kallio ran over the De Puniet’s leg while passing by.
De Puniet missed only one round, Laguna Seca, and is in eight place in the championship with 69 points.