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Capirossi 'fired up' for Qatar test

15 March 2010

Loris Capirossi admits Rizla Suzuki has a lot of work to do when MotoGP pre-season testing resumes in Qatar this week, although he maintains he is 'fired up' for it.

The 2010 Suzuki GSV-R will be making a first appearance in its revised colour scheme around the Losail circuit from Thursday, with Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista hoping to build on the form shown during testing at Sepang last month.

Indeed, Capirossi says the team will need to knuckle down and focus on 'almost everything' over the course of the two days.

“I am totally fired up for the next test; we have only had a few days on the bike this year so we need to get as much done as possible over the two days at Qatar,” he said. “We have a lot of testing to do on the engine, chassis, electronics, in fact almost everything.

The Italian says he is particularly interested in finding out how far the bike has come since last year's visit to Qatar.

“It will be very important to see how the bike is performing this year in changeable conditions, so as it gets colder at night in Qatar that should be a good test of how we stand at the moment.

“The GSV-R worked well in the hotter conditions in Malaysia, but this time out it will be very different and we will all be looking very closely at the data to see how things have changed since we last came to the desert.”


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