Following Sunday's crash
The awkward finger break suffered by Loris Capirossi at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya is likely to rule the Italian out of the bwin.com British Grand Prix –and possibly the A-Style TT Assen- his Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Paul Denning has admitted.
Capirossi picked up the injury in a collision with Alex de Angelis during the Barcelona race, and will today (Wednesday) see a specialist in Monaco to assess his condition.
“Loris´ break is quite a complicated one; it´s a dislocated fracture of his fifth right metacarpus, which is used a lot in braking. We will wait for the verdict when he sees the specialist, but at the moment it is looking unlikely that he will ride at Donington and perhaps Assen”, said Denning at the post-race test in Barcelona.
Test rider Nobuatsu Aoki rode Capirossi´s GSV-R at the two day stay in Catalunya, but the possibility of he, future Rizla Suzuki wild card Ben Spies or indeed any other rider standing in for the veteran Italian will not be discussed until further details are known about Capirossi´s condition.
“The plan is to run two riders in Donington and Assen, but Rizla Suzuki cannot comment as to who those would be at the moment”, stated Denning.