Tag Archive: Loris Capirossi

Apr 16

One of the factors guaranteeing the success of the popular racing series is the longstanding cooperation between BMW M GmbH and MotoGP™ organiser Dorna.

BMW M & MotoGP™ – The continuation of a success story with new highlights.

MotoGP - BMW M GmbH - Safety carMotoGP - BMW M GmbH - Loris Capirossi - Thomas SchemeraBMW M has further strengthened this close-knit partnership, appointing the new Dorna MotoGP™ safety consultant Loris Capirossi as the new BMW M MotoGP™ expert. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

First Sepang MotoGP test debrief with Tohru Ubukata and Loris Capirossi

Bridgestone worked around the clock to continue evaluation of its 2012 specification tyre

Bridgestone Moto Tyres MotoGP logoThe first round of pre-season MotoGP testing was completed last week, with Bridgestone supplying its 2012 specification tyre to both the private Valencia test and the IRTA test at Sepang as it forges ahead with its preparations for the upcoming season

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Feb 02

Bridgestone wraps up a successful first round of testing

First Sepang Test, 31 January – 2 February 2012

The first round of MotoGP testing for the 2012 season has been completed following the end of the first Sepang test with Bridgestone undertaking extensive assessment of its 2012 specification tyres.

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Jan 30

Bridgestone geared up for 2012 MotoGP tests

Improved warm-up performance, enhanced rider feel and extended operating temperature for tyres

MotoGP logo BridgestoneFollowing an intensive development programme over the winter break, Bridgestone is geared up for the first MotoGP group tests of 2012 as evaluation of the tyres that will be used for the upcoming season continues. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Stoner: It could be a colourful season!

“When we’re off the track we’re team-mates and when we’re on track they are other competitors” – Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner - Japon - 03-10-2010Casey Stoner  SepagnFor the first time in MotoGP, it looks like new Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner has team-mates that are able to get close to him in terms of speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Capirossi: My MotoGP story is not over yet

The most experienced rider on the MotoGP grid

Loris Capirossi - Moto GP -10-2010Loris Capirossi et Randy de Puniet Loris Capirossi is thrilled to be back on a Ducati as he gets ready for his 12th consecutive season in the premier motorcycling category. Capirossi insists he still has plenty to offer MotoGP as he prepares to enter his 22nd season in the grand prix paddock with new employers Pramac Ducati. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Pedrosa wins and sets new lap record on hard compound slicks (+results)

MotoGP Round 4: Italian GP race report

Opting for Bridgestone’s hard compound slicks front and rear, Dani Pedrosa took victory for the Repsol Honda Team at Mugello in decisive style, setting a new lap record on only the fifth lap of the race and consistently lapping faster than the existing lap record. The Spaniard was the only rider to lap in the 1m 49second bracket. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Rossi fastest on opening day

Quicker than Mugello lap record Round 4

Valentino Rossi started the Italian Grand Prix in strong form on home soil, setting the fastest lap during the opening hour of free practice and recording a best time 0.25seconds faster than the existing lap record from 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

MOTOGP: Capirossi ‘fired up’ for Qatar test

Loris Capirossi sets himself a detailed programme ahead of the final MotoGP pre-season test at Losail

Loris Capirossi admits Rizla Suzuki has a lot of work to do when MotoGP pre-season testing resumes in Qatar this week, although he maintains he is ‘fired up’ for it. The 2010 Suzuki GSV-R will be making a first appearance in its revised colour scheme around the Losail circuit from Thursday, with Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista hoping to build on the form shown during testing at Sepang last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

MOTOGP: Rossi and Stoner maintain dominance at Sepang

The second and final Sepang pre-season tests concludes today (Friday)

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi maintained his perfect start to 2010 by once again leading the way at the start of the second Sepang test. Rossi and 2007 world champion Casey Stoner occupied the top two places during the previous two-day test earlier this month, and that pattern continued on their return – with the factory Ducati rider left 0.151sec behind the #46 Fiat Yamaha. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

MOTOGP: Capirossi ‘quite happy’, Bautista ‘starting over again’

Loris Capirossi makes solid strides for Rizla Suzuki during testing at Sepang

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Loris Capirossi

As Alvaro Bautista continues his initiation on the GSV-R,  Loris Capirossi gave Rizla Suzuki something to smile about following the opening MotoGP test of the year at Sepang after the Italian set the sixth fastest lap time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Lorenzo wins battle for Mugello pole

In brilliant sunshine at the Gran Premio d’Italia Alice

An exciting qualifying session in the Italian sunshine ended with Jorge Lorenzo taking pole. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

MOTOGP: Stoner seeks balance, Hayden ”needs to be faster”

Casey Stoner began what has traditionally been his toughest grand prix weekend

With a promising third position in Friday free practice at Jerez, but has plenty of set-up work ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

MOTOGP: Spanish MotoGP – Friday practice times

Full Friday free practice times

From the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, round three of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

MOTOGP: Anger and disappointment at Suzuki

For the second time in as many races

Rizla Suzuki left a grand prix feeling they had been unable to achieve anything like their true potential – with a best finish of seventh for Loris Capirossi in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Hayden to start 100th GP on Ducati debut

Ducati newcomer to celebrate 100th race in the premier class this weekend

Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden has more than one reason to look forward to Sunday’s Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar, his debut race for the Ducati Marlboro team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

MOTOGP: Capirossi hails Suzuki turnaround

Loris Capirossi will start his second MotoGP season with Suzuki

Having finished in the top three at two of the three 2009 pre-season tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

MOTOGP: Casey Stoner wins BMW at Jerez

Stoner has won a new BMW 135i ‘BMW Sauber F1 Team Edition’ sports car

By being fastest during the special 45-minute ‘qualifying’ session, held at Jerez on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

MOTOGP: Vermeulen sure of Suzuki progress (+photo)

Chris Vermeulen believes the new Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP machine is ‘consistently faster’

Than the underperforming 2008 version, leaving him encouraged for the season ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

MOTOGP: Capirossi glad to see qualifiers go (+photo)

“I’m pleased about that” – Capirossi

While some riders have expressed disappointed at the loss of the one-lap adrenalin rush previously offered by super-sticky qualifying tyres, Suzuki’s Loris Capirossi isn’t one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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