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Capirossi crashes out again

Loris Capirossi, the only Rizla Suzuki rider to start the French MotoGP, crashed out of seventh on lap seventh at Le Mans on Sunday, marking his second non-finish in as many races.

Capirossi was able to re-mount his GSV-R, but was unable to get the motor running again and was forced to retire. Capirossi was at odds to explain what caused the crash – similar to the one last time out in Jerez.

“It has again been an unlucky end to a weekend for us! It was the best we had felt at a Grand Prix this year and we had worked very hard in practice to fix everything and we made some good, positive steps. In the race I started steadily because the grip was not too good.

“After a couple of laps I felt a bit better and increased my rhythm and got past Colin, but in turn three I crashed. I leaned in and just lost the front, I don't know why it happened and this is the third time I've crashed on the front and we will have to discover what's causing it.

“During the weekend the feeling has been good and in warm-up I didn't have any problems, but then in the race we struggled and I crashed. I am so sorry for the whole team because they all worked so hard.

“I am really, really upset because I feel in such good condition and we need to be getting some good results, this is no way to end the weekend, but we now must go to Mugello and try to make sure it doesn't happen again.”

Mugello will be Capirossi's first home round of the year.

Capirossi was the only Suzuki rider following rookie team-mate Alvaro Bautista's early departure after a crash in Saturday free practice, which aggravated his injured shoulder and caused him to return to Spain for further treatment, as well as rest and recuperation.



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