Loris Capirossi unlikely to be fit for Aragon MotoGP

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Factory Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi is a major doubt for the next round of the 2010 MotoGP world championship at the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

The veteran Italian underwent a successful 90-minute operation to repair severe damage to his right little finger suffered in a second corner crash during last Sunday’s Misano MotoGP race.

Capirossi severed the tendon in his little digit after a collision with American Nicky Hayden’s factory Ducati GP10 machine.

Suzuki sources have confirmed this morning that while the operation was a success, the 37-year-old is a major doubt and unlikely to be fit for the Motorland Aragon race on September 19.

If Capirossi is ruled out through injury, it is unlikely the Japanese factory will replace him on a factory GSV-R machine.

Sunday’s Misano race was the 200th premier class start for Capirossi and he is expected to quit Suzuki at the end of the campaign to join the Pramac Ducati outfit with Aleix Espargaro.


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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt