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Capirossi ready for Valencia return

Capirossi ready for Valencia return

Capirossi ready for Valencia return

Ducati Marlboro star Loris Capirossi will return to action this week at Valencia in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship. Capirossi will be back on board the GP5 Demosedici after a three-week lay-off with chest injuries sustained during the first free practice session at the Australian GP.

On Saturday the Italian rider was accompanied by Dr. Costa to Imola Hospital for a CT scan to determine whether he could ride at the Comunitat Valenciana GP. The results of the scan were very positive and the MotoGP medic has now given Capirossi the green light to get back in the saddle.

"I'm really happy to be able to return to racing," said Capirossi. "It was tough to watch the racing and qualifying in Turkey from home, especially since the decision was forced upon me by my physical condition. I still can't fly so I'm travelling to Valencia in my motorhome. But my desire to race is so great that I would walk all the way to Valencia if I had to!"

"I can't wait to get back on the bike. For sure I won't be on top form, but I will try and do my best because I want to finish the season in the best possible way. I have to admit that the Valencia track is not one of my favourites: it's too tight for a MotoGP bike but then again it doesn't have any particularly difficult or tricky features. Anyway, it will be great for me to put two wheels back on the track!"

MotoGP, 2005, G. P. DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Loris Capirossi

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