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Capirossi preparing for GP swansong

Loris Capirossi will start his 328th and final grand prix from 12th position on the grid in Spain.
The most experienced man in grand prix racing, Loris Capirossi, will start his very last race from 12th position on the grid in Valencia.

Having made his grand prix debut in 1990, Capirossi has gone on to compete in 327 races, but his 328th outing on the Pramac Ducati in Spain will be his swansong before retirement.

Racing the number 58 in honour of the late Marco Simoncelli, Capirossi admits he is still affected by the tragic death of his countryman, but he is determined to do him proud in his final appearance.

“To think that this was my last qualifying session makes me a little sad, but I'm happy with the choice I made. I expected my last round to be different, happier. Instead, I'm very sad, and I have a big empty spot for Marco, who has left us. I'm sorry I wasn't so fast, but I want to honour him as well as I can tomorrow. It will be my last race, and I still can't believe it.”

Capirossi will also mark his impending retirement by competing in special leathers and a helmet.



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peewee

November 05, 2011 10:25 PM

Goodbye Loris,thank you for the many years of riding at the top of your sport, for the assistance to younger riders, for your passion and determination and the many, many memories you have given. Please be safe and enjoy your retirement, you will be missing but your achievements will stand. Thank You.



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