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Capirossi refusing to let injuries curtail season finale

Capirossi refusing to let injuries curtail season finale

The Rizla Suzuki rider is determined to compete at this weekend’s bwin Grande Premio de Portugal despite carrying fractures in his right foot as well as a groin injury.

Loris Capirossi’s determination to end the 2010 season on a high means the Rizla Suzuki rider will compete at this weekend’s 17th of 18 rounds, the bwin Grande Premio de Portugal, despite carrying a series of injuries.

The veteran Italian crashed during the qualifying session at Phillip Island and a resulting adductor muscle injury in his left groin ruled him out of the race. Upon his return to Europe and a further medical check a compound fracture of the Cuboid bone, two micro-fractures of the fourth Metatarsal and severe bruising to the Calcaneus and lateral Cuneiform bones in his right foot were also uncovered, results of a fall in the second practice in the Malaysian GP.

Despite the discomfort still being felt by Capirossi due to his ailments he is focused on a productive final two races, following a flyaway series of three back-to-back rounds in Japan, Malaysia and Australia that did not turn out how he would have wished.

“It was disappointing to find out I had got some small fractures in my foot, but it won’t stop me riding, because I was okay in Australia and it didn’t cause me too many problems there – in fact it is easier to ride the bike than it is to walk!” explained Capirossi.

“I have had some intensive treatment on the thigh muscle and that is also a lot better. I can’t wait to get back on my bike and give the guys something back for all their patience and hard work over the season, especially after the tough three-week tour we had on the other side of the world which gave us nothing but pain and bike damage. Suzuki and the team have always been good to me and I want to show them that I am here to do my best and compete with the best riders.”

MotoGP, 2010, bwin GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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