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Matthew Birt  says:

Loris Capirossi announces retirement in Misano

Loris Capirossi has announced he will retire at the end of the 2011 MotoGP world championship during an emotional press conference at the Misano circuit today. The 38-year-old said he had decided to call time on the longest Grand Prix career in history, despite having offers to race a private 1000ccc bike and to switch to World Superbikes in 2012. Capirossi, who...

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Emotional.

As any rider would be when he announces his retirement I wish Loris all the best but I'll never forgive him for knocking Harada off and also the other incident a year later.

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wullie65

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wullie65 says:

enjoy your retirement loris .........NEXT YEAR MYBE JOHNNY REA CAN STEP UP ON THE NUMBER 65....

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Technique

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Technique says:

Get over it dude.

Its just sad to see that you provide is with such a low comment Elbowx. That incident happened years ago and Loris was very sorry, Harada accepted his apology ditto for his team, why cant you? I wish all the best wishes to Loris, i completely understood the guy after his emotional moment. There is no doubt we will see a young Capirossi in the future again. We will miss you Capirex!

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

Good luck in the future Capirex, been a great competitor and mugello(2005?) on the ducati with 4 others battling it out one of many great rides, was v unlucky in 2006.. All the best to You and Your family Loris...

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

forgot to add at the mo I wouldn't wish his ride on anyone..

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

I'm with 'elbowz'.

'Technique'........................There's nothing to 'get over'. I'm sure Capi's apology came straight from the heart......not! He knew what he was doing and it was beyond the realms of 'a racing incident'. Tata Capi.

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1050cc

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1050cc says:

Legend

Thanks for the memories Loris. Some great races, a real Pitbull spirit!

2006 could have been his year. Some great last-lap battles with Rossi and, before Stoner came along in 2007, the true golden boy and ambassador for Ducati. Of course as soon as Stoner showed his magic, Ducati dropped Loris like a stone (like they did so often with their riders!)

Good luck mate, and thanks for your contribution to the sport!

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wild_stuart

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wild_stuart says:

I'll give him a few months twiddling his thumbs, jittering his gear-shifting legs and involuntarily flipping his throttle hand, then expect to see him start a come back in either a local Italian SB, BSB or WSBK... if not... enjoy the pool and thanks for all the entertainment!

Gonna miss not seeing a rider with "boxing-gloves" on... :)

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julienducat

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julienducat says:

Hats off, congrats for his long and consistent career. He's always shown great determination, professionalism and riding skills. I remember he offered highly entertaining races with Italian fellows Max Biaggi and Doriano Romboni back to 1994. As a ducatisti, thanks for the 1st victory on the ducati motoGP.
But unfortunately my most intense memory remains the way he took away from Tetsuya a well deserved crown, with no excuses so far (as far as I know).

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happylemon666

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smily

I've always like Capi, he to be smiling all the time, and I get the impression he gets on with everyone.  Enjoy your retirement.

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