MotoGP » Capirossi linked to satellite Ducati

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Robin Bastard - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 12:03 AM

It amazes me how someone like Capirossi can plod on year after year producing mediocure performances yet he keeps his job and even gets signed up again. (maybe nobody else wanted the ride) but this seems to happen year after year with some riders, which leads me to believe that it is sometimes not always about skill but what you can bring to the table in cash. A grid of only 17 bikes is never going to give riders with potential a real chance to shine. This years rookies will never cut the mustard as far as i'm concerned maybe with the exception of Spies (and the jury is still out on him) Toseland loses his job yet Capirossi stays on a works bike !! And Vermulem had years at it.It baffles me

Pap's Mear - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 12:29 AM

Seems to me that this conversation happened on a different thread not two days ago. I gotta be honest here, I have not been a Capirossi fan since he ran his teammate off the track in Brazil to take the 250 title. Add to that some dirty riding in the 250 class the year following, riding that got him disciplined by the FIM, and I've had little respect for him since. Now, it would seem that from this article that he's headed to a satellite team rather than the factory team. This was the discussion on the other thread. Who is out next year at Pramac? Espargaro was already given the word he needed to step it up. He did so. What about Kallio? Will he jump to Moto2? Who knows, fun, to speculate tho


May 26, 2010 3:55 AM

Capirossi should have been world champion the year that Hayden "won" the championship. Capirossi was leading the championship at the point when his "team mate" Gibernau (sp?) knocked him off (& others). The next race at Assen, nearly all the leading competitors were out (or riding) with injuries & Hayden won at the only other track except Laguna. I'm not knocking Hayden, but if it wasn't for Caprossi's injuries, he wouldn't have been World Champion that year.
Ducati did the wrong thing to sack him at the end of that year.
But surely a satalite Ducati has to be better than a Suzuki!

Jan - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 2:33 PM

Maybe his manager already knows that Suzuki will leave motogp racing next year. After all it is all very bad publicity for them while they are doing very well in WSBK!

Jacques - Unregistered

May 26, 2010 2:41 PM

Yes, they have wasted time and money enough.
Spending this money on WSBK would make them virtually unbeatable.
I am only sorry not to see their pitgirls anymore!
They were always the best.

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