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Capirossi sixth at a sweltering Sepang

Capirossi sixth at a sweltering Sepang

Italian veteran provides analysis of the first day of action in Malaysia after finishing FP1 in sixth place on the timesheet.

Rizla Suzuki’s Loris Capirossi got the weekend of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix off to an encouraging start as he recorded the sixth fastest time around the 5.548km Sepang International Circuit in practice on Friday.

The experienced Italian laid down a best effort of 2’03.253, leaving him a second adrift of pace-man Jorge Lorenzo, but confident of improving as the weekend goes on.

Loris Capirossi – 6th

“We did struggle a bit at the beginning as we tried to modify the bike, but the times were still quite good so we knew we were going in the right direction. Towards the end of the session the bike became a bit better, but it is still not perfect so we have a bit of work to do. We used two completely different traction controls, we didn’t quite get the best feeling from either of them but we certainly have a direction to follow tomorrow with the data we have got from them. Overall it has not been too bad today and we know we can improve quite a bit tomorrow, we have a good plan and if it all goes well we should have a really good weekend.”

Rizla Suzuki press release

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MotoGP, 2009, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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