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Capirossi: `I will be going for the win!´

Capirossi: `I will be going for the win!´

Former premier class Mugello race winner Loris Capirossi is aiming for another home win from third on the grid.

Loris Capirossi has his sights set on victory at Sunday´s Gran Premio d´Italia Alice, and benefitted from holding Valentino Rossi in his crosshairs for a flying lap of the Mugello circuit in qualifying. The Italian´s fortune was not shared by Rizla Suzuki teammate Chris Vermeulen, who is nonetheless eyeing a top five finish.

Loris Capirossi – 3rd

` It is a really good day for me! We have worked really hard right from first thing this morning and the team made a very clever and good job because they changed a lot of settings today - the bike was much better! Also we got a good rhythm with the race tyre and that was important for us as we didn´t get a lot of time to get the set-up right – Stuart and the guys have done a great job today! I was a bit lucky on qualifying because I followed Valentino and he made an amazing time and I risked a lot on that lap to keep with him. I am happy to be on the front row and tomorrow is the first time this year we have had a good opportunity to fight for the podium, but I won´t be going out for just that. I will be going for the win!.´

Chris Vermeulen – 11th

`Today was a lot better condition wise, but like everyone else we were a day behind. So with just today to get the set-up right we had a lot of work to do to get the bike to its best possible character and to choose the tyres for the race. With the track being hot today we went with quite hard Bridgestone race tyres and I felt my race-pace was quicker than last year and I was up with the front group without having to push too much. On the qualifiers it´s such a long lap and a difficult circuit that you really need to get a very clean lap for a good time, and unfortunately I didn't make one – or if it seemed like I was going to I got held up by slower riders. We´re only a couple of tenths-of-a-second off being a row further up, but our race pace is strong and a with a good start tomorrow I'm sure we are capable of running in the top-five.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Loris Capirossi, Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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