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Crash forces Capirossi onto second bike

Crash forces Capirossi onto second bike

Crash forces Capirossi onto second bike

Loris Capirossi had to finish this afternoon´s final qualifying session for the Gran Premi Gauloises de Catalunya on his second bike after crashing his number-one Ducati Desmosedici at the Campsa right-hander after just five minutes. The bike was substantially damaged in the tumble, forcing him to return to the pits and complete the rest of the outing on his number-two machine, but should be repaired in time for tomorrows race.

´I started the session using a used front tyre and a new rear, I think that´s why I lost the front,´ explained the Italian. ´So I got going on my other bike, which I have hardly used at all this weekend, and tried to regain some confidence in the front. We had some electrical problems.

I managed to improve my previous times once I had fitted qualifying tyres but I didn´t have the necessary feeling to go any faster. Anyway, I was happy with my pace in this morning´s session, when I did a lot of laps on race tyres. Now we wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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MotoGP, 2004, Loris Capirossi

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