MOTOGP - SUZUKA - RACE DAY
Ducati Corse Press
Ducati MotoGP Team riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss scored extraordinary third and fifth-place finishes in today's season-opening Japanese GP at Suzuka. The pair were contesting Ducati's first GP in over three decades, racing against rival marques with a full year's MotoGP experience and competing on the Japanese manufacturers' home tarmac.
Their performance was all the more incredible considering that both men started from the fourth row after weather-hit qualifying. That didn't stop Capirossi from leading the first lap after unleashing the Desmosedici's awesome power in the rush to the first turn
Watch out Rossi, Capirossi has arrived!