STONER UP FRONT AGAIN, CAPIROSSI CLOSE BEHIND

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Ducati Marlboro Team men Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi made a promising start at gloriously sunny Jerez today, placing a close fourth and 11th quickest after the first two practice sessions.   World Championship leader Stoner was just three tenths down on the fastest man of the day, proving that his Qatar-winning Desmosedici GP7 adapts well from circuit to circuit. Capirossi was … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI AND STONER ON THE PACE IN FINAL DAY OF TESTING IN MALAYSIA

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The third and final day of testing in Malaysia came to a close today in stifling heat, with Loris Capirossi successfully completing set-up work on his Desmosedici GP7, both on an engine and suspension level and with the tyres. Loris in fact completed an eleven-lap race simulation at an excellent pace, similar to his record time set last year. The Italian ace recorded his quickest time on race … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI WINS AGAIN IN JAPAN

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi scored a majestic victory at sun-blessed Motegi this afternoon, beating his 2005 race-winning time by a massive 17 seconds to record his second consecutive Japanese Grand Prix success. Team-mate Sete Gibernau had a fine ride to fourth, just 1.3 seconds away from scoring his first podium for the team. Capirossi was in breathtaking form, starting from … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI SCORES SIXTH PODIUM

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi scored a thrilling second-place finish in today's searing-hot Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix after a spectacular duel with World Champion Valentino Rossi. Team-mate Sete Gibernau completed a great day for the team, finishing fifth in his first race for seven weeks. Capirossi's stunning ride was his sixth top-three finish of the year and moved him to … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI COMPLETES HIS MAIDEN TEST WITH THE DESMOSEDICI GP7

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The day after his superb win at Brno, Loris Capirossi makes his track debut with the new 800cc Ducati Desmosedici. Sete Gibernau, also present in the pit garage, had to sit out and watch. In the wake of Loris Capirossi's fifth win in MotoGP - and his second of the year - at the Brno track on Sunday, the Ducati pit garage was today the scene for more frenetic activity as the Italian team geared … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI SCORES REMARKABLE BRNO WIN

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi rode a remarkable race at Brno today, leaving the rest of the MotoGP grid trailing in his wake for his second victory of 2006. The Italian led from start to finish, increasing his advantage at an astonishing rate until he was eighth seconds ahead, he then eased his pace to win by a very comfortable 4.9 seconds. Team-mate Alex Hofmann, subbing for the … [Read more...]

GIBERNAU SET TO REJOIN CAPIROSSI FOR GERMAN GP

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The Ducati Marlboro Team is set to return to its original 2006 line-up at the German Grand Prix, with Sete Gibernau rejoining Loris Capirossi following a four-week layoff. The Spaniard and the Italian were both injured in the same turn-one accident at the Catalan GP on June 18, Gibernau suffering a broken left collarbone, Capirossi sustaining chest injuries. Unluckily, the Catalunya event was … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI BATTLES PAIN, HOFMANN ON THIRD ROW

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Friday Jun 23 2006 Qualifying Practice - Assen Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Alex Hofmann qualified 15th and ninth fastest for tomorrow's Dutch TT at Assen. This afternoon's qualifying session was a major challenge for both men, Capirossi riding in considerable pain from the injuries he sustained in last Sunday's turn-one crash at Catalunya, Hofmann still getting to know the … [Read more...]