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Heroic Capirossi At Laguna Seca. Despite The Pain He Concludes The Race In Twelfth Position


Heroic race for Loris Capirossi. The Pramac Racing Team rider grits his teeth and finishes the race despite the injury to his right shoulder, so gaining four world championship points thanks to the twelfth final position. It was well known that was going to be a difficult race for Loris: after a good start, where the Italian rider has gained two places, his shoulder hurt too much and the final position, however, rewards its determination. Now two weeks off to make sure that both riders of the Pramac Racing Team, Loris Capirossi and Randy De Puniet, will recover in the best way for the race scheduled for August 14th in Brno, Czech Republic.

Loris Capirossi, Pramac Racing Team
Loris Capirossi, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Bridgestone Corporation

Fabiano Sterlacchini – Pramac Racing Technical Director


“It has been a very difficult race. We were once again very unfortunate, but we hope that bad luck went away because it would be impossible to go on like this. Loris was very brave, however, until the shoulder has held up he was keeping a good pace. Then, once the pain was too strong, he completed the race without risking further damage to his physical condition. All this shows that he is on the right direction to recovery and we hope to see him in top form at Brno. On the countrary is going for De Puniet after the fractures suffered in yesterday’s crash. He will surely need more time to recover. Fingers crossed and we hope that when we will return from vacation luck will finally be on our side.”

Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing rider – 12th in the race – 16th in the championship


“This race was a gamble for me. In Germany I only ridden for a few laps but the shoulder was really too bad. I made the decision to come here and for me the most important thing was to finish the race. We knew it would be difficult because during the test was very hard to ride. The result is bad, but I'm happy because I achieved the goal to finish the race. Now I will try to get back to full fitness in Brno, one of my favorite tracks, because there I really want to prove that we can fight for better positions.”

by: Pramac Racing

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Loris Capirossi
Teams Pramac Racing
Tags capirossi, de puniet, laguna seca, pramac racing