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Capirossi officially welcomed by Ducati

Capirossi officially welcomed by Ducati

Capirossi officially welcomed by Ducati

Loris Capirossi has made his first official appearance in Ducati colours, on a visit to the Italian manufacturer´s factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna. The former 250cc World Champion, who will spearhead Team Ducati Marlboro´s assault on the MotoGP World Championship alongside Australian Troy Bayliss this year, toured the factory and the museum and met Ducati Motor Holding Chairman, Federico Minoli, and CEO, Carlo Di Biagio, as well as receiving a warm welcome from the entire company.

`I have in fact felt part of Ducati since the start of the year,´ declared Capirossi, who spent a couple of weeks on holiday in Australia with his wife Ingrid after testing at Phillip Island in December. `I have had an excellent reception here, the company is really well-prepared, full of professionals and we are making a lot of progress together. It is a pleasure to form part of a motorcycle manufacturer like Ducati and I am sure we can obtain some great satisfaction together.´

Ducati Corse continue testing with Capirossi and Bayliss on board the Desmosedici at Sepang, Malaysia, from January 20-22.

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