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Capirossi withdraws from German MotoGP

Loris Capirossi withdraws from German MotoGP, replaced by Sylvain Guintoli.
Loris Capirossi has aborted his attempt at a MotoGP comeback in Germany this weekend and will reluctantly hand his Pramac Ducati over to stand-in Sylvain Guintoli for the rest of the Sachsenring event.

Capirossi, who broke ribs and injured his shoulder in a qualifying crash at Assen late last month, was 17th and last in Friday morning's first practice session.

Guintoli, a former MotoGP rider who now races in World Superbike, tested for Pramac after the Italian Grand Prix and was expected to replace Capirossi this weekend - until the Italian veteran's surprise decision to try and ride.

Frenchman Guintoli, who admitted to having a tough time readapting to MotoGP at the Mugello test, will be competing in his first grand prix since Valencia 2008.



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Pizdoff - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 1:08 PM

He's carrying injuries. He's painfully aware he's not on the pace. Its carnage at turn 11. He tried. He's discovered its too soon. You know what, I don't blame the bloke one bit for stepping back.

TLRJohnny - Unregistered

July 15, 2011 2:03 PM

I admire Capi for being so tough and wanting to give it a go this weekend, but on the other hand, Guintoli sure could have used an extra session on the bike to help him acclimatize. Tough choice, though.



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