Thursday, September 2, 2010

200th Grand Prix, Ducati's Capirossi to

Loris Capirossi
This weekend at Misano, San Marino, Loris Capirossi will undergo the 200th grand prix for 500cc/MotoGP class. At that time, the Italian rider was likely to give a statement that he will return to strengthen the Ducati in the 2011 season.

Capirossi - Ducati rider manufacturer teams from 2003-2007 and then riding the Rizla Suzuki until now - is known and is negotiating with the Italian team. But this time, he'll sit in the saddle Pramac Ducati's satellite squad.

Misano, the last series at home this year for Capirossi, Ducati Pramac and may be an ideal place and time to make an announcement if the deal had occurred. Capirossi also be associated with the LCR Honda.

Capirossi - the former 125cc world champion and twice world champion 250cc class, and nine times to win the series premiere class - have never climbed the podium since Brno 2008 (grand prixnya of the 99th and final podium Suzuki). In this season was their performance is unsatisfactory, because the remaining seven series that still dilakoni, he slumped in the ratings 13.

If you can perform this weekend, the 37-year-old pebalap this will be the second rider 62 years in motor racing history, who managed to excel 200th grand prix in the class series premiere. He still is behind former teammate Honda Pons, Alex Barros (245 times).

Capirossi made his debut in the premier class at the 1995 opening series at Eastern Creek, Australia. After two years of competing at this most prestigious class, he went down again to the 250cc class for three years.

Then, the owner of number 65 is returned to the 500cc class in 2000 and has since continued to appear in the premier class.

Here are some facts and statistics about the career classes Capirossi at the premiere:

- Capirossi is ranked fourth owner of the longest careers in the premier class: 10 years 338 days between his first victory in the 500cc class at Eastern Creek in 1996 and last victory in the MotoGP victory in 2007 in Japan. Only Alex Barros, Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini who has the longest winning record in the premier class.

- Capirossi has won the premier class races with four different engine: 500cc Yamaha, Honda 500cc, 990cc and 800cc Ducati Ducati.

- Capirossi was one of only four pebalap the premier-class victory at the motor from three different factories. Pebalap else has ever done this is: Mike Hailwood, Eddie Lawson and Randy Mamola.

- Capirossi was one of only two pebalap who won the competition with a 500cc two-stroke motorcycle engine, 990cc four-stroke and 800 four-stroke. Pebalap else do it is Valentino Rossi.

- Throughout his career, Capirossi has competed in 31 different places for the premier class. There are four circuits where he has competed over the 13-year career in the premier class: Brno, Catalunya, Jerez and Mugello.

- Circuit where Capirossi won the most success in the premier class is Motegi, where she won five podiums including three wins in 2005, 2006 and 2007 (all with Ducati).

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