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Capirossi returns for Brno test

"It's a great opportunity for me as I've been wanting to test the new 1000cc bikes for a while" - Loris Capirossi.
Loris Capirossi will ride his first MotoGP laps since retirement during Monday's Brno test.

The 39-year-old, who now works as a MotoGP Safety Advisor, is set to try a variety of machines ranging from the Honda and Yamaha prototypes to some CRT bikes. Ducati is testing at Misano next week.

"It's a great opportunity for me as I've been wanting to test the new 1000cc bikes for a while now," the official MotoGP website quotes Capirossi as saying.

“It's important for me to understand how the current crop of MotoG bikes work, to better understand the feedback I get from the riders but also in my work with Bridgestone, following the development of new tyre specifications - so I believe this experience will be important towards future developments in the MotoGP class."

Capirossi concluded a record 22-year grand prix career at Valencia last November, which was his 328th World Championship race and the last event of the 800cc era.

The Italian won two 125cc titles, one 250cc crown and nine races in the premier 500cc/MotoGP class, where he raced for Yamaha, Honda, Ducati and Suzuki.

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The Truth That Matters - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 12:12 PM

In an interview on, Capirossi was asked if he would have vented like Rossi and what he thought about it, the former rider replied, “Probably I should have done it too, because last year I had problems with my Ducati, but he and I are different but this is probably my problem,” adding “No one can argue Valentino’s talent. He’s a champion and that’s for sure and everyone should bear that in mind before judging him. He’s won nine championship titles and before anyone talks they should win as much as he has. Better yet, everyone should keep their mouths shut. I think that he complained because being the rider that he is it isn’t gratifying that he’s fighting for positions at the back of the grid. I don’t want to blame anyone, let’s be clear on that, not Ducati nor Valentino, because I believe that that they are both working 120%, and that’s the most important thing.

motogp - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 12:23 PM

what is all this crap about hayden beating rossi lol... rossi beat hayden on his debut season with the duc, while hayden was on his 3rd. and that was with rossi crashing out of almost every race in the 2nd half of the season trying to push the bike it's funny how everyone on crash forgets the past, or rather they only started watching motogp this year... idiots

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