MotoGP »

Capirossi plans to return for German GP

The most experienced MotoGP rider on the grid has missed the last two races due to the injury, picked up in an accident at Assen.
Loris Capirossi says he will attempt a return to MotoGP action when the series resumes for the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring, despite not being '100 per cent'.

The Italian has been forced to miss the last two races after sustaining rib and shoulder injuries in an accident ahead of the Dutch TT at Assen and was expected to miss more after Pramac Ducati announced a temporary replacement in its former rider Sylvain Guintoli.

However, Capirossi has indicated his intention to return for Sachsenring, even if he readily admits he won't be back to full strength on the bike.

"I feel better, but my physical condition is still not acceptable,” he said. “I'm doing daily physical therapy sessions at the medical center IM2S of Monaco. I already missed two races, that Mugello the most important for me. I want to ride my bike as soon as possible.”

Effenbert-Liberty Ducati World Superbike rider Guintoli, who tested the GP11 at Mugello this week in preparation for his call-up, is expected to remain on standby for at least the next three races.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Capirossi message, Italian MotoGP 2011
Capirossi message, Italian MotoGP 2011
Capirossi, Dutch MotoGP 2011
Capirossi, Dutch MotoGP 2011
Capirossi, Dutch MotoGP 2011
Capirossi sign, Italian MotoGP 2011
Baldassarri, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Bagnaia, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Axel Pons, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Axel Pons, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Axel Pons, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Aegerter, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

July 07, 2011 12:28 PM

I don't think he just coming back to get his 100th podium. He is coming back because that is his job. Riders don't want to just sit about doing nothing. If they can race, they will. He doesn't want to sit in front of the TV watching Guintoli riding the bike he should be on.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.