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Capirossi, de Puniet suffering heading to Brno

Loris Capirossi will consider surgery on his shoulder after the season is over, while Randy de Puniet is still in recovery from his pelvis injury.
Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet insist they will race in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, despite each suffering with persistent injuries sustained over the last few rounds.

Capirossi is still incurring problems from the shoulder injury he sustained back at Assen, an ailment that ruled him out of races at Misano and the Sachsenring, though he did return last time out at Laguna Seca.

Undergoing therapy every day, Capirossi admits surgery on the shoulder is probable, but only when the season has concluded.

“Unfortunately, the shoulder problem is persisting. The doctor said I should undergo surgery, but I'll only consider that after the championship. For now I'm undergoing therapy every day. For Brno I hope to continue improving my physical condition.

“I've rested during this two-week break, which I really needed. I want to ride well and to finally have a good result. The Czech track is one of my favorites, so hopefully I'll manage that.”

Frenchman de Puniet, meanwhile, is still feeling pain from the pelvis injury he picked up in the United States, even if further examination revealed he hasn't fractured it.

“Missing the race at Laguna Seca was very difficult for me to accept, especially after the hard work carried out during practice and qualifying. During the past couple of weeks, I visited the doctor to better understand the situation with my pelvis. Fortunately, there are no fractures, but the pain still hasn't gone away.

“I underwent, and am still undergoing, daily therapy in order to be ready for Brno. The bike had responded well to input in recent races, and it would be a shame not to take full advantage of this positive moment for us with the bike.”



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BigG - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 12:43 AM

Okay, so why should LC retire? Because of his age? So who will replace him? One of the weaklings from Moto2, and what results do you think they'll get? Can a Moto2 weakling develop a Motogp bike - I'd say no. So to all you lounge chair racers, why should LC retire. If you say age, then the following should consider retirement: - Max Biaggi, Colin Edwards, Carlos Checa, Michael Rutter, John McGuiness, Troy Corser, Noriyuki Haga to name a few. But let me guess, you armchair commentators will say 'it's Motogp, where only 20 somethings can race'....tish!!!

Cornholio - Unregistered

August 11, 2011 3:34 AM

Put either one of these guys on Honda's or YammY's and they'd both be out running Edwards, Crutchlow, Aoyama, Bautista. All u haters no nothing!!! The Ducati is killing every rider this year!!!



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