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Limited track time for Capirossi

Limited track time for Capirossi

Limited track time for Capirossi

On the second day of the Jerez official test, Loris Capirossi completed a few laps in the morning on the wet track, declaring that he was satisfied with the performance of Bridgestone's wet weather tyres. Late in the afternoon, when the track conditions were back to normal again, the Ducati Marlboro rider had a mechanical problem on his second bike which forced him into the pits.

"This morning I did a few laps and I was pleased with the performance of the tyres in the wet" declared Capirossi. The Italian ended the day in 18th position as he could only clock 17 laps. "I stopped for a while to wait for the track to dry. Once it was back to normal, I started to lap but we had a split in the oil cooler and as Vitto was using my other bike, I went back into the pits".

Test rider Vittoriano Guareschi continued development work with the new engine braking system, and also took to the track with Capirossi's number 1 bike, which will be equipped tomorrow with the new system that was tested today by Vitto.

"The weather didn't help us today, but this winter we have been quite lucky and we were sure to find rain sooner or later!", declared Corrado Cecchinelli, Ducati Marlboro Team technical director. "It was useful in any case to see that the Bridgestone rain tyres work well here. Loris's number 2 bike had a problem with the oil cooler and it was too late to get him to go back out again."

MotoGP, 2005, Loris Capirossi

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