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October 29th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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capirossi back to ducati looks to me hes going to be a test mule for new ideas from burgess and rossi in the factory team.



guy may be a bit of a spent force raceing wise but he knows his onions and will offer a good opinion on set up and new parts that they don't want to test on vale or nicky. and on the flipside the satalite team will get greater factory support to help with a very tight budget



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October 29th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #12
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It's funny what 3 years of riding for Suzuki does to your pride; Loris accepting a ride that he turned down in 2008. I wonder if he'll get the degree of factory support that Ducati were prepared to offer him back then.



As for his results, well, I've never been the biggest fan of Capirex, but I think there's still life in the old dog yet. I'd expect him to at least match the results Barros and Elias have generated for the team in past years; solid top ten results, the occasional top five--and maybe he'll finally snag that elusive 100th career podium, so he can finally retire.
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It's funny what 3 years of riding for Suzuki does to your pride; Loris accepting a ride that he turned down in 2008. I wonder if he'll get the degree of factory support that Ducati were prepared to offer him back then.



As for his results, well, I've never been the biggest fan of Capirex, but I think there's still life in the old dog yet. I'd expect him to at least match the results Barros and Elias have generated for the team in past years; solid top ten results, the occasional top five--and maybe he'll finally snag that elusive 100th career podium, so he can finally retire.


with the grid shrinking every day and the chance of the aliens having a crap season like this year....2011 will be his best shot!!
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I bet he is happy to go to a bike that Rossi/Burgess with be will be heading. It will be easier to blame someone else if things don't work out well. I think you are right...he got tired of being the developer and having to take the heat for the lack of progress. Also Capirossi knew Suzuki did not have a budget close to the other teams going into it (and he kept on resigning with them!!!)...so i don't know why he thought he could go in a change the world on a Suzuki.



5th like Edwards??? I wonder if he will finish a 5th of the races in 2011!!
You'll see,it's going to be very different to the Suzuki years,i'm willing to bet money on it.

I don't think he gets much critisism for the lack of progress,he can tell them what qualities are better or worse but he is not designing the parts.

But i agree with you that it seems strange to resign with them when not so much progress happened the years before.I don't know anything about what was being said on their negotiations so..
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