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Capirossi sits out practice session

Capirossi sits out practice session

Capirossi sits out practice session

Loris Capirossi was absent from the second free practice session at the Donington Park Circuit, choosing instead to save himself for a hectic day tomorrow in which qualifying will take place for the GAS British Grand Prix.

Despite his absence, the Ducati Marlboro rider finished tenth in the standings as a result of his earlier performance, in which he put in the lowest amount of laps of any rider (22). "This morning's practice went well. I was pretty happy with our tyres and our set-up which didn't need many changes to work here. But after ten laps or so my chest started hurting again, though it isn't as bad as it was at Assen," commented Capirossi. "After that I decided on a new strategy, to rest this afternoon and get back on track tomorrow, then having pain-killing injections for the race. I think I can have a good enough race and maybe take home useful points. I still have a strong belief in the championship. In two weeks at the Sachsenring I expect to be 80 to 90 per cent fit, then for the last seven races I think we'll be very competitive from every point of view - bike, tyres and rider."

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

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