Loris Capirossi To Suzuki?

It has been obvious that Loris Capirossi would be leaving Ducati almost since the start of the season. Despite his 5 years of service with Ducati, being perhaps the bedrock of the Desmosedici 990 project, Capirex has singularly failed to gell with Ducati's new 800 cc GP7 bike. To make things worse, his new team mate, Casey Stoner, has used the same bike to devastating effect, winning 5 of the 10 races held so far, and leading the world championship by 32 points. So Capirossi leaving was almost inevitable, the only question was, where would Capirex go?

Now, it seems, thanks to Matthew Birt, Motorcycle News' MotoGP reporter, we know: Loris Capirossi will join Chris Vermeulen at Rizla Suzuki for 2008.

More to follow ...

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