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Loris Capirossi : biography

4 April 1973 -

Loris Capirossi (born April 4, 1973 in Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna) is a retired Italian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, who competed between and . He is a former 250cc World Champion for Aprilia, and is the only Grand Prix rider to make at least 300 race starts, having made his 300th start at the 2010 season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Currently Capirossi is Bridgestone’s Safety Advisor to Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

Career statistics

By season

Seas Class Moto Team Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
1990 125cc Honda RS125 14 3 8 0 0 182 1st 1
1991 125cc Honda RS125 13 5 12 5 4 200 1st 1
1992 250cc NSR250 13 0 0 0 0 27 12th
1993 250cc NSR250 14 3 7 7 5 193 2nd
1994 250cc NSR250 14 4 9 5 5 199 3rd
1995 500cc Honda NSR500 Team Pileri 12 0 1 0 0 108 6th
1996 500cc Yamaha YZR500 Rainey-Yamaha 15 1 2 0 0 98 10th
1997 250cc Aprilia RS250 14 0 3 1 2 116 6th
1998 250cc Aprilia RS250 14 2 9 8 3 224 1st 1
1999 250cc Honda RS250 15 3 9 2 3 209 3rd
2000 500cc Honda NSR500 Sito Pons 16 1 4 1 1 154 7th
2001 500cc Honda NSR500 Sito Pons 16 0 9 4 1 210 3rd
2002 MotoGP Honda NSR500 Sito Pons 14 0 2 0 0 109 8th
2003 MotoGP Ducati GP3 Ducati Corse 16 1 6 3 1 177 4th
2004 MotoGP Ducati GP4 Ducati Corse 16 0 1 0 1 117 9th
2005 MotoGP Ducati GP5 Ducati Corse 15 2 4 3 1 157 6th
2006 MotoGP Ducati GP6 Ducati Corse 17 3 8 2 5 229 3rd
2007 MotoGP Ducati GP7 Ducati Corse 18 1 4 0 0 166 7th
2008 MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R Suzuki MotoGP 16 0 1 0 0 118 10th
2009 MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R Suzuki MotoGP 17 0 0 0 0 110 9th
2010 MotoGP Suzuki GSV-R Suzuki MotoGP 16 0 0 0 0 44 16th
2011 MotoGP Ducati GP11 Pramac Racing 13 0 0 0 0 43 17th
Total 328 29 99 41 32 3190 3
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