Capirossi to Race at Estoril Despite Injury Discomfort

Claiming it’s easier for him to ride than walk, Loris Capirossi is to get back on the Rizla Suzuki again, as he confirmed he will race in the upcoming Portuguese Grand Prix. The 37-year-old rider has been diagnosed with fractures to the right foot he injured in Malaysia, on top of the groin injury he sustained in Australia.

“It was disappointing to find out I had got some small fractures in my foot, but it won’t stop me riding, because I was okay in Australia and it didn’t cause me too many problems there – in fact it is easier to ride the bike than it is to walk!” explained Capirossi in a statement for the press.

Capirossi just won’t give up without a fight. The Italian returned early from the Australian event after crashing heavily and injuring his Adductor muscle.

That was when various medical investigations revealed a compound fracture of the Cuboid bone, two micro-fractures of the fourth Metatarsal and severe bruising to the Calcaneus and lateral Cuneiform bones.

“I have had some intensive treatment on the thigh muscle and that is also a lot better. I can’t wait to get back on my bike and give the guys something back for all their patience and hard work over the season, especially after the tough three-week tour we had on the other side of the world which gave us nothing but pain and bike damage. Suzuki and the team have always been good to me and I want to show them that I am here to do my best and compete with the best riders,”
the Rizla Suzuki rider added.

The round at Estoril is the penultimate race of a season that currently finds Capirossi last of the full-time riders in the overall standings.
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