LONDON: Italian Loris Capirossi, former 125 and 250cc world champion and winner of 29 grand prix, has announced his intention to retire from MotoGP at the end of the season. “It’s difficult for me to say this because after 22 seasons this will be my last race in Italy,” said the 38-year-old at a news conference ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix. Capirossi made his grand prix debut in 1990, taking the 125cc title at the first attempt aged 17. He then moved up to 250cc, where he was champion in 1998.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.
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