MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen relishing partnership with Loris Capirossi

Published: 25 December 2007

Aussie Chris Vermeulen has told MCN he is relishing the prospect of partnering Italian veteran Loris Capirossi in Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad in 2008. 

Chris Vermeulen will start his third year in the premier class with Loris Capirossi after the departure of American John Hopkins to Kawasaki’s factory team.

Chris Vermeulen said: “He (Loris Capirossi) loves the team and he’s really pumped with the bike. He’s got so much enthusiasm about it that it’s going to be great with all the information he’s bringing.

“He’s very detailed with his comments and it will be good for both of us.

And Vermeulen, who made his big MotoGP breakthrough in 2007, winning his first race in a rain-lashed French GP in Le Mans, added: “There have been some complaints I’ve had about the bike all year like throttle connection and the way it turns.

“His comments reflected that identically, so that’s good that we are on the same lines and hopefully with his experience we can improve it quicker.”