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Capirossi wants wet weekend

Loris Capirossi, who postponed an announcement on his racing future from Brno until Misano in early September, admits he'd like a wet weekend at Indianapolis.

The 38-year-old Pramac Ducati rider continues to nurse a shoulder injury from Assen, for which he might eventually undergo surgery.

"It is not easy to face one contest after another in these physical conditions," said Capirossi. "I did therapy on the shoulder for a week, conditions are better compared to Brno, but are not yet in top form.

"During the day of testing in the Czech Republic we got to try different things, we'll see them in practice in Indianapolis, a circuit which I like. I hope it rains, it will be a little easier to work.”

Team-mate Randy de Puniet is also regaining fitness, but is approaching round twelve in a more optimistic mood.

"I needed a little rest after the Grand Prix in Brno. Now that I'm a bit better I want to try to get a good result at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said the Frenchman.

"My goal is to finish the season in the best way, so it would not hurt to finish the race in the top ten. The bike has improved, I have all it takes to get a good result even if that Indy circuit is not one of my favourites".

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morini - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 8:54 PM

It must be sad for a rider who has been high up the ladder for years but it is also sad when he is on the bottom rung,even sadder when they pray for rain please retire gracefully Loris.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 10:43 PM

1st off, I'm NOT a Capirossi fan in anyway, shape or form. Ever since he intentionally punted his team mate off the track in order to win the 250cc title I've been put off by him. I'm sure it must be difficult for him to find himself way down the order these days. It wasn't so long ago that he was running up front. Truth is, he's been in the GP circus for a really long time now. 20 years plus. At that level, 20 years takes a toll more like 40 years for us normal folks. Yes, I think it should be his last season and he should retire gracefully. Thing is, most racers cannot do that. I'm reminded of Freddie Spencer and how long he stuck around after he wasn't winning anymore. Seeing him win his last time at Laguna Seca was kind of special. Hopefully Capirex has one more of those before he goes....but I hope he does indeed, retire.

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