Pramac Racing press release
Capirex Returns At Phillip Island
The setting of Phillip Island hosts Round 16 of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship this weekend, the third last of the season. Loris Capirossi will be back aboard his Ducati Desmosedici after the Motegi forfait. The MotoGP veteran, which suffered a right shoulder dislocation at Aragon, is working hard in these days to try to get the race in good condition on this track, where he has done well in the past (three first places and several podiums).
Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director
"Last year, on this track, Ducati done very well, and this is a good point of start. The track is quite compatible with the characteristics of the bike, we should be good to take our chances. We hope the weather will cooperate with us. It's a pity that Loris will not at 100%".
Loris Capirossi - Pramac Racing Team
"I'm happy to be back in this circuit, I'm very bound to Phillip Island track. In the past I've won here three times, earning many podium finishes. I'll be back there for the last time, I hope to do well, even though my shoulder still causes many problems, despite the medical care made in recent days."
Randy De Puniet - Pramac Racing Team
"At Motegi we didn't repeat the good things made at Aragon. The feeling with the bike was not good because Motegi track required a different setting than the standard. In the past I did not get great results in Australia, but I want to do well and finish this season in the best possible way."