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Capirossi to miss Turkish GP

Capirossi to miss Turkish GP

Capirossi to miss Turkish GP

The Ducati Marlboro team has confirmed that Loris Capirossi is stable and comfortable in Melbourne's Cabrini hospital following his heavy tumble at turn one during Friday morning practice.

The Italian rider suffered chest injuries in the fall and is still having blood drained from around his right lung. He is expected to leave hospital within the next day or two, but has already been ruled out of next weekend's inaugural Turkish MotoGP event.

"Loris is in hospital, being very well looked after by local doctors and a member of the Clinica Mobile staff. He is in some pain but in good spirits," said Ducati MotoGP project manager Livio Suppo.

"We will decide over the next day or so when he will return home to Europe. There are two options: he may be able to fly in a few days, with the chest drain still attached, or wait 12 days or so and fly home normally. For sure he will miss Turkey, which unfortunately means we're now considering a replacement rider for that race."

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MotoGP, 2005, POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi

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