Capirossi determined to be back in action
20 July 2011 – Loris Capirossi is highly determined to return to action in this weekend’s United States MotoGP. The Italian rider dislocated his shoulder at Assen in late June and had confirmed a comeback for Germany. However, with the Bologna rider still not fit enough to race, Pramac was forced to draft in Sylvain Guintoli.
“This time I’m really returning to the track,” a resolute Capirossi said on Wednesday. “As I said before the Sachsenring weekend, the Desmosedici is mine, and seeing another rider on it bothered me a lot.
“I’m not in top form, but I’ve worked over the past few days to be in decent physical condition. The track is very tough, which isn’t ideal for my condition, but I’ll give 110 percent to be able to finish the race. I’m expecting a very challenging weekend.”
Since MotoGP began travelling to Laguna Seca in 2005, Capirossi’s best finishing position has come in the form of eighth for the Ducati works team in 2006.