Pramac Ducati will only feature one bike in tomorrows Dutch Grand Prix after Loris Capirossi suffered a nasty fall in the later part of the session when struggling for grip. He could have escaped injury free, however he was hit by his bike at high speed and was later diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and damaged ribs.
“Theres not much to say.” said Capirossi.
“It’s not much fun to be crushed by a bike at high speed. Im feeling better now, although I’m sorry to miss tomorrows race. I crashed as I was at my best; I could have dropped my time, but the problem in left-hand corners, which we had already experienced in the mornings free-practice session, caused me to lose control. Tomorrow I’ll go back to Monte Carlo, and in two days I’ll undergo some more checks on my physical condition.” he continued.
Randy De Puniet on the other hand managed to bury the setup demons that have plagued him in previous rounds. The Frenchman will start from 10th place tomorrow and was a little disappointed after the session.
“I’ll start from the tenth spot,too bad because I only missed the third row by a few tenths.” he said
“Right now, its impossible to do better, so well have to work to try and improve the feeling with the bike; anyway, it has improved compared to the last few races, especially Silverstone. Tomorrow Ill have to fight in order to finish the race in this position, but Ill try not to push too hard and instead just take advantage of any opportunities I get. My goal is to reduce the gap to the other satellite Ducatis and to steadily lessen the problems with the bike.”