The LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet, has signed his contract to stay with the team for the 2010 MotoGP World Championship.
The French rider will remain with the team for his third consecutive year on the MotoGP bike after two-years on their 250cc machine. He is currently in joint-eighth in the standings with Alex de Angelis for the San Carlo Honda Gresini team.
After a brilliant ride by the 28-year-old at Donington, which saw him on the podium, the riders took their mid-season break. It was during this period that de Puniet fractured his left ankle while taking part in a fitness programme on a motorcross bike. After surgery to insert pins into the break, it was then a race against time to regain his fitness for the Brno round in two weeks time. De Puniet finished in tenth place despite the injury not healing completely.