Pramac Ducati have secured the services of the experienced Italian Loris Capirossi, who will be leaving the Rizla Suzuki team at the end of the current season. Capirossi last rode a Ducati in 2007, and came a respectable 7th in the championship. In contrast to that, the Pramac team have had a poor season and will be hoping the previous 2 times 125cc and 1 time 250cc champion will bring good results.

“Racing on a Ducati bike again makes me feel like a child. I don’t feel 37!” said Loris

“I have a great desire to start this new adventure. I’m enormously pleased about this new agreement with the Pramac Racing Team,as this will allow me to be part of an Italian Team. I would like to thank Paulo Campinoti [Team Principal of Pramac Racing], for giving me this great opportunity and for the confidence  he has placed in me.”

He continued, “I had very good results over the past years on the Ducati and I was able to develop it in 2007, so this is an unique sensation for me.”

Capirossi finished by thanking Suzuki “I thank Suzuki for the years we spent together and thanks also to the excellent relationship maintained with them, they had give me the possibility to race with my new team at the Valencia test next month.”

Paulo Campinoti added his two cents, “We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with one of the most experienced riders in the current MotoGP World Championship. The deal between us was very simple because he and the Pramac Racing Team always aim to try to fight for important results.”

“We do not need to talk about Loris, we all know him, we know his value and we are sure that thanks to his quality, we’ll have fun next year at all the tracks. Next year we will celebrate our tenth anniversary in the World Championship and this is a real honor for us. We know that Loris has conquer in his career 99 podiums and we hope to achieve together triple digits.” he added