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MotoGP: Loris Capirossi announces retirement plans

Loris Capirossi is saying goodbye to the motorcycling world. The Italian wanted to make the announcement at Misano, the home Grand Prix for the rider from the Bologna area. After 22 years of traveling around the world, the MotoGP veteran—winner of three world championships (two in the 125cc class, one in 250cc)—thanked the Pramac Racing Team in during a press conference for having given him the opportunity to race his final season aboard a Ducati Desmosedici.

Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team Rider

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MotoGP: Capirossi and De Puniet Launch 2011 Pramac Ducati Team

Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet unveiled their new Pramac Ducati GP11 satellite that will take part in the MotoGP World Championship 2011. Pramac receives a new sponsor for 2011 which is the famous cruise ship company MSC.  The riders of the Pramac Racing Team arrived at the port of Genoa aboard two Ducati (Hypermotard and Monster) branded Pramac, with which they performed at the side of the vessel MSC Fantasia before boarding.
The press conference was also attended by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Corse, and Federico Maccotta, Lombardy Area Manager of MSC Cruises.
MSC Fantasia, which together with her sister ship MSC Splendida, is the largest ship ever commissioned by a European ship owner. The ship – a masterpiece of Italian style with the perfect mix of high technology, elegance and exclusive services – has a very nice in every detail and is equipped with swimming pools, bars, restaurants, areas for relaxation and fun, a large health club and for those who want luxury and privacy without sacrificing the benefits that offer large cruise ship, the exclusive VIP area MSC Yacht Club.
The tenth season in MotoGP for Pramac has officially started!

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MotoGP: Loris Capirossi Moves to Pramac Ducati for 2011 Season

Another Italian rider will enter in Pramac Racing Team’s history next season. Loris Capirossi with which the Ducati satellite Team has just concluded an agreement that will see him wear the white-green of the Italian Team. A great experienced rider to celebrate, next year, the ten years of Pramac’s involve in the two wheels World. Loris will have the chance to ride again the Ducati 800cc that was able to develop in the 2007, when the rider ended the World Championship in the seventh position. The season that will end in two weeks with Valencia’s Grand Prix, was not the best season for the Pramac Racing Team and thanks to the arrival of the 125cc and 250cc World Champion the hope is that next year the Italian Team will conquer good results. Loris is considered one of the icon of the MotoGP World Championship in which he has regularly taken part from more than twenty years: he has the record of Grand Prix, until today he have raced 313 Gran Prix. In his long career, the Italian rider has won 29 Grand Prix and had conquer 99 podiums and three World Championship, two in the 125 cc class, in which he holds the record of youngest rider to conquer a World Championship, and one in the 250 cc category.

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MotoGP: Despite Injuries Loris Capirossi will ride in Portugal

Loris Capirossi and the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team have had quite a rough season.  The last three fly away races were also difficult for the team as Loris Capirossi suffered fractures in his right foot in Malaysia on top of the groin injury sustained in Australia.  So to say the least the one week break after the Asia/Aussie trip was well deserved for Capirossi.

Capirossi said “It was disappointing to find out I had got some small fractures in my foot, but it won’t stop me riding, because I was ok in Australia and it didn’t cause me too many problems there – in fact it is easier to ride the bike than it is to walk! I have had some intensive treatment on the thigh muscle and that is also a lot better. I can’t wait to get back on my bike and give the guys something back for all their patience and hard-work over the season, especially after the tough three-week tour we had on the other side of the world which gave us nothing but pain and bike damage. Suzuki and the team have always been good to me and I want to show them that I am here to do my best and compete with the best riders.”

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Cameron Donald hit 202 MPH While Doing a Isle of Man “Parade Lap” Onboard the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Bike

Rizla Suzuki, Loris Capirossi and Cameron Donald helped bring the 2010 Isle of Man TT races to a memorable finish this year as the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team came to town to celebrate Suzuki’s 50th anniversary of International racing.

Capirossi and the Suzuki GSV-R800 were both making their maiden visits to the Island and Capirossi arrived on Wednesday to experience the amazing Isle of Man atmosphere before riding the 37.73 mile (60.72km) course on Friday morning.

Capirossi led away the Suzuki anniversary parade on a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 for his first ever lap of the TT course, ably guided by ex TT racer and TV commentator Steve Parrish. Capirossi made a steady lap of the island and delighted spectators by pulling wheelies and waving to the packed vantage points as he made his way around the famous circuit.

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