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GP Week : Issue 4
AFTER a tough ore-season and first GP, Suzuki boosted its spirits with a strong race. Veteran Loris Capirossi belied his years with a strong ride, coming out on top of a late-race tussle with Toseland and Dovizioso to grab a handful of points, for fifth. “I started really aggressive because I knew the Bridgestone tyres would work well at the beginning and I tried to stay with top guys, but as the tyre started to wear I had to defend my position,” said Loris. “In the last couple of laps I fought with Toseland and Dovizioso but I beat both of them in the last corner. That was for sure nice for me!” Team-mate Chris Vermuelen wasn’t far away, but had gone one too soft with rear tyre and paid the price: “By about lap eight I got through to seventh and I was catching fifth and sixth – they were right there in front of me – and things felt really good. Towards the end of the race my rear tyre grip really dropped off and I now think that perhaps we chose a too soft compound and it really suffered in the last few laps. I really struggled and the bike wouldn't turn or get enough grip to lean it over far enough.” The spectacular moment of Vermeulen’s race came during his tussle with Toseland. The Brit’s pass was aggressive – Vermeulen’s leathers ended up with a tear across the upper arm … Suzuki back on track Capirossi fifth, both factory bikes in top 10 34