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Capirossi: "It was the worst crash of my career"

Capirossi: 'It was the worst crash of my career'

Capirossi: "It was the worst crash of my career"

Following his discharge from Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital, Loris Capirossi left Australia and undertook a 28-hour journey back to Italy, including stop-offs in both Dubai and Rome, and finally landed at Rimini airport at 14.45 on Monday. The Ducati Marlboro Team rider was immediately transferred to Imola hospital by ambulance and, once there, was attended by Dr. Claudio Costa.

"We have finally arrived in Italy and now I can try and recover as quickly as possible," said Capirossi, accompanied by his wife Ingrid, on landing at Rimini airport. "My return to Italy was perfectly organized by Ducati, and now I can't wait to remove the drainage tube, which is causing me a lot of bother, and begin the healing of the lung."

"I know I am in good hands and I would like to thank all the Clinica Mobile medical team, Dr. Corbascio, who accompanied me to Melbourne and throughout the flight home, and Dr. Costa, who was waiting at the airport ready to take me to hospital and organize my stay there."

"It was really a bad crash, probably the worst of my career, but these things can happen. Only when I arrived at the hospital and they started to tube me up did I realize how serious it was: it was really painful. Of course, I don't know when I will return to racing; if it were that simple, I'd remove everything and leave for Turkey immediately but it's too early to make plans."

Capirossi will remain at Imola Hospital for at least four days where he will be kept under constant observation to avoid any complications that might prevent the injury from healing correctly.


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