Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Capirossi To Miss 'His' Mugello, De Puniet Will Try For Redemption At Mugello
The eighth stage of the MotoGP World Championship arrives in Italy, at the Mugello circuit. It would not been a race like the other for Loris Capirossi, but yesterday the medical check up have confirmed the fracture of ninth tenth ribs and distorted the AC joint in his shoulder. His presence at Mugello is to be excluded. There is much sorrow inside the box of Italian, which will give the most important race of the season. After the Assen fall, Randy de Puniet will be presented to the grand prize Tuscan awareness of wanting to get a positive result on the track of Ducati.
The Pramac Racing Team has always had a good relationship with this track, having finished three times on the third step of the podium, the Italian race, with Barros last to conquer it in 2007. Mugello circuit is one of the most demanding pilots and technicians. Since 1991 is an unmissable event in the calendar of the world. Famous for the difficulties in its track, for its security and beauty of the surrounding areas. Since 1991 is an unmissable event in the calendar of the world.
Fabiano Sterlacchini – Pramac Racing Technical Director
"The doctors we have in a sense illusory, because after visiting the hospital in Assen seemed that things were not so serious. In recent investigations have however found two fractures pretty serious one, above all, that would put at serious risk health of the driver if he decides to get on track. There is, in fact, the risk that the bone can come into contact with the organs and cause serious damage to Loris, for all these reasons we decided to forfeit the match. Unfortunately, Loris this was the most important race of the season. We hope that Randy takes the flag of our team. Our bike has been developed at Mugello so we hope in a weekend fairly simple. It starts from zero, cerchermo get to the end of the championship with no goals. What has happened should serve to build a season finale lived up to our possibilities."
Loris Capirossi - Pilota Pramac Racing Team Rider
"I'm obviously very disappointed and angry. I was hoping I could do to get on track for this race, but the double fracture of the ninth and tenth ribs and distorting the AC joint injury forced me to raise the white flag for the first time in my career for Mugello. I'm sorry for the many fans who will be at Mugello, the track to which they are emotionally closest. I have many fond memories of this track, I wanted to turn my season in this circuit. Now I will have to rest, sit still for at least two weeks and try to get back on track as soon as possible".
Randy De Puniet - Pilota Pramac Racing Team Rider
"As I said after Assen, We have to reset everything, from Mugello a new season is beginning for us. Ducati fans will help us. I don't do predictions. My team has my confidence, I want to repay them with a good result and Mugello is the best opportunity that could happen."
Paolo Campinoti – Team Principal Pramac Racing
"We are extremely sad regarding what happened to Loris in Assen. It’s such a pity, especially before such an important race, for him and for us, at the Mugello. It is our home Grand Prix and his absence will be felt. We tried to look for some alternative riders for this race, but in such a short time it was impossible. In this way, as part of our technical staff doesn’t have a rider to manage we gladly accepted Ducati’s request to use our Technical Engineer, Fabiano Sterlacchini, in support of Valentino Rossi’s as to the absence of his official Chief Technician, Jeremy Burgess, due to personal matters. We confide that also thanks to this Valentino and Ducati will gain some benefits. Our relationship with the Ducati family is very strong and this particular situation can surely prove it.”
By: Prama Racing