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.