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Capirossi motivated onto front row by anger

Capirossi motivated onto front row by anger

Rizla Suzuki’s Italian star Loris Capirossi admits he was angry on Friday at his home GP, but he managed to turn things around in qualifying.

Suzuki riders Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen give their views after achieving contrasting results at the Gran Premio d’Italia Alice in qualifying on Saturday.

Loris Capirossi – 3rd

“It has been a fantastic day today, especially because I was a bit angry yesterday and we had a really good meeting with all the team and decided to change a lot of things on the bike. Stuart (Shenton) is so clever because he made the right modifications to the GSV-R and from first thing this morning it was working well. Our target is to always try and do our best, but this front row is a great feeling for us. The race is tomorrow but this has given a good lift to the whole team and we will now try as hard as possible tomorrow afternoon. I know that Suzuki has been doing a lot of work at the factory and we now hope that the new engine that is coming to Barcelona will help even more. The race will be hard for everybody tomorrow, but I don't have anything to lose and I will try my best and see what happens!”

Chris Vermeulen – 11th

“It is not a good qualifying position, but we have definitely taken a step forward today with the bike. All of the mechanics and engineers have done a great job today and they have given me a lot more confidence - especially in the front of the bike. Hopefully we'll take yet another step forward in the race tomorrow. I want to congratulate and also thank Loris. He helped me out in the session and showed me some lines that his 20 years of experience here have produced and you can definitely see the difference when you follow him - that certainly helped me out towards the end of qualifying. I'm in a reasonable position on the grid and in with a lot of good riders, so if I can get a good start hopefully we can have a decent race tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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