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Capirossi: "Someone could win the Championship by one point"

Capirossi: 'Someone could win the Championship by one point'

Capirossi: "Someone could win the Championship by one point"

Loris Capirossi has shed light on his decision to ride last weekend at Assen, a race in which he was in obvious pain throughout the lead-up and where he finished in 15th position. The Ducati Marlboro rider explained the reasons for his uninterrupted involvement in the World Championship whilst speaking to the press at the Donington Park circuit.

"Maybe someone could win the World Championship by 1 point," said the Italian. "Painkilling injections weren't really working for my internal contusion, which is in a really bad position for riding. I am basically missing three races due to this injury, although I don't know whether if I had rested inbetween Catalunya and Assen whether I would have felt too much better."

Capirossi also spoke about whether the title was slipping away from him, having seen a gap of over 40 points develop between himself and Nicky Hayden. "Nicky is a good guy for the title, but racing is unpredictable. Maybe something similar to my situation will happen to him….I hope it doesn't but it might."

Trying to maximise his recovery, Capirossi has decided against testing the new Desmocedici 800cc bike in Mugello, choosing instead to wait until after the Czech Grand Prix in August.

Capirossi also gave some exclusive quotes to motogp.com, revealing his thoughts on Donington Park and his current physical state.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GAS BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi

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