Randy de Puniet shrugged off his pair of crashes in MotoGP testing at Losail this evening, though he admitted that the loss of track time had been frustrating.
Both the Frenchman's Pramac Ducatis were sidelined for a period after his two falls - both of which occurred at Turn 2 in the opening hours. He was unhurt.
"Let's say that this was not my luckiest day of testing," said de Puniet. "Because of two falls I lost almost two hours because both bikes were not usable. The first crash I expected because I was almost to the limit, while the second happened far too quickly, like as if I had put the wheels on oil. However the most important thing is that I am physically OK and that I was able to step back on track in the last part of the session and I manage to improve my fastest lap time."
De Puniet still managed to end the night in 10th place, but admitted that today's accident had put pressure him for the final test day of the winter tomorrow.
"It will be very important to work well tomorrow to prepare the bike to race next Sunday," he said.