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Capirossi unfit for Aragon

Loris Capirossi has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's inaugural Aragon MotoGP round due to the hand injury he sustained at Misano.

The Rizla Suzuki rider was brought down after a collision with Ducati's Nicky Hayden on the opening lap of the San Marino event.

Capirossi then required surgery to re-attach a tendon to his right-little finger and is healing well but, on the advice of his surgeon,must keep it immobilised for at least another week.

“I am extremely disappointed not to be racing at Aragón, but the surgeon has told me to rest the hand for another week," confirmed Loris.

"I am still feeling a bit of pain and I'm going to the hospital every day to have the wound cleaned and dressed.

"So although I could possibly be able to ride I wouldn't be fit enough and it might jeopardise my attendance and competitiveness at Motegi [one of Capirossi's best events and Suzuki's home race] if I did - so it's best to stay at home.

"I wish Álvaro [Bautista] all the best for the weekend and hope that he gets a good result for us - we certainly need one.

"I'll be back for the trio of races next month and will be looking to get some good results at circuits where I know we can go well.”

Capirossi's absence means the MotoGP grid is once again reduced to just 16 riders.

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Binza - Unregistered

September 13, 2010 7:12 PM

As already mentioned we will have a poxy 16(barring any qualifying disasters)starters again! And this is the very pinnacle of motorcycle racing?

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