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Capirossi out of Phillip Island race

"Doctors said that the strain would have made it difficult for me to hang on to the bike and control it for the whole race, so they had to declare me unfit" - Loris Capirossi.
Any rider that finishes Sunday's Australian MotoGP round is guaranteed at least a point after Loris Capirossi joined Dani Pedrosa in withdrawing from the race.

Capirossi, already limping after hurting his foot last weekend at Sepang, crashed heavily from his Rizla Suzuki in qualifying at Phillip Island, causing a strain to the Adductor muscle at the top of his left thigh.

Medical staff had no choice but to declare him unfit to ride and he has now returned to Europe to get further treatment on the injury and plans to be fit for the Portuguese Grand Prix in two-weeks' time.

The Italian was due to start 17th and last.

"I am so disappointed that I have had to withdraw from the race, I did not want to, but the doctors said that the strain would have made it difficult for me to hang on to the bike and control it for the whole race, so they had to declare me unfit," said Capirossi, who missed September's Aragon round due to a finger injury.

"It was been quite a miserable three races for me and now I need to get back home and make sure I am as fit as possible for the last two races. I still have a lot to do this season and I want to end the year as competitive as possible.”

Pedrosa had earlier withdrawn due to a lack of strength in the collarbone he broke on October 1. Therefore, only 15 riders will start the MotoGP race.



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Danimal - Unregistered

October 17, 2010 5:48 PM

Pragmac made a big mistake giving this dude a ride, He's washed up. He was good for the sport and very talented but his day has passed. He needs to retire and maybe mentor young riders or start his own racing school before he hurts himself really badly.

rattle

October 17, 2010 5:34 PM

dude.. finally u listened to me. u will do better at home n watch race on tv rather than crash week after week n ruin the bike. u had a good time a few years back. now it's time for u to retire. there's nothing to be competitive about in the last 2 races.



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