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Capirossi sidelined after free practice crash

Capirossi sidelined after free practice crash

Capirossi sidelined after free practice crash

Loris Capirossis chances of continuing his magnificent form over the past few races have been cut short by a heavy crash in the first practice session of the Polini Australian Grand Prix. The Italian, who took three poles and two wins in the last three races, suffered a high-speed crash at the 200kmh Turn One during the latter stages of the session which took place in cool and windy conditions.

Although an initial examination by the Clinica Mobile revealed no broken bones, it was later deemed necessary to take Capirossi to a private hospital in Dandenong - about 70km from the Phillip Island track. Further tests then revealed minor internal bleeding.

Loris felt generally okay after the crash, but after a while he felt some pain in his chest, so he was driven to Dandenong, said Ducati MotoGP project manager Livio Suppo. He underwent a scan that showed he had some internal bleeding in his right lung. He is having that bleeding drained and is expected to stay in hospital for two to three days. We wish him well and hope he gets better very soon.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi

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