With Alvaro Bautista forced to withdraw from this weekend’s MotoGP due to his broken collarbone and aggravated injuries caused by a highside in practice, it was left to Loris Capirossi to fly the flag for the Rizla Suzuki team at Le Mans.
Things didn’t quite go to plan and Loris Capirossi crashed out on lap 7. So what went wrong? Loris Capirossi talks about the French MotoGP below:
“It has again been an unlucky end to a weekend for us! It was the best we had felt at a Grand Prix this year and we had worked very hard in practice to fix everything and we made some good, positive steps. In the race I started steadily because the grip was not too good. After a couple of laps I felt a bit better and increased my rhythm and got past Colin, but in turn three I crashed. I leaned in and just lost the front, I don’t know why it happened and this is the third time I’ve crashed on the front and we will have to discover what’s causing it. During the weekend the feeling has been good and in warm-up I didn’t have any problems, but then in the race we struggled and I crashed. I am so sorry for the whole team because they all worked so hard. I am really, really upset because I feel in such good condition and we need to be getting some good results, this is no way to end the weekend, but we now must go to Mugello and try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
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