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Dorna to mark Capirossi’s 300th start

Loris Capirossi will be presented with an award from Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta to commemorate his scheduled 300th grand prix start on Sunday.

The three-time World Champion will receive the award in a special ceremony at the Losail International Circuit just before Saturday evening's front-row press conference, which will immediately follow the qualifying session.

There will also be a change to Capirossi's normal on-track identity for tomorrow's 22-lap Qatar GP - all will be revealed at a photo session in the Rizla Suzuki pit-box just before the race on Sunday evening.

Capirossi's amazing record stretches back to 1990 when he became the youngest-ever grand prix world champion – a record that still stands today.

In an amazing career spanning 21 years and three decades, the 37-year-old Italian has raced in 39.3% of all grand prix events ever staged since the start of the world championship series back in 1949.

Capirossi has finished in a point scoring position a record 245 times, raced at 41 different grand prix circuits and is one of two riders to have won on 125cc, 250cc and 500cc two-stroke, 990cc four-stroke and 800cc four-stroke machines – the other rider being Valentino Rossi.

Capirossi needs only one more top-three finish to reach 100 podium finishes.

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rabbit - Unregistered

April 10, 2010 5:59 PM

I really disliked Loris for using Harada as a breaking point many years ago. Since then my admiration has constantly grown as he has developed into a fantastic racer with a great attitude. Well done Capirex, have a great 300th GP.

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