Capirossi 'not happy' at Pramac

Italian veteran discusses his struggles with Pramac Ducati

LORIS CAPIROSSI'S return to the Ducati fold in the Pramac team hasn't really gone according to plan with the veteran struggling to perform.

So far this season Capirossi has a best finish of ninth from Catalunya and currently sits in 16th in the championship, he has been overshadowed by rookie Karel Abraham on more than one occasion in the first six rounds.

The original winner on the Ducati Desmosedici back in 2003, the Italian and teammate Randy De Puniet have suffered with less-than-par results reflected by the pair, granted the two crashed out at Qatar and Frenchman De Puniet has been dealing with injury for the last few rounds.

In short, Loris discusses that they have been struggling so far in the opening races but 'hoping to go better in Holland' as Pramac have recieved new parts from Bologna. The interview was conducted before yesterday's free practice and it appears that the parts have not benefitted the team with Capirex down in 15th and four seconds off the quickest time, De Puniet was last.

On the question on how hard Ducati are working, the Italian veteran recognises that they focus is on Valentino Rossi with not much in the way of outside teams.

Overall he didn't expect 2011 to be as difficult in comparision to previous years on the Suzuki. When questioned on retirement, Loris said he still had time left in MotoGP but avoided a real answer by saying that he needs to have fun on the bike and be able to compete for podiums.

Talk around the paddock suggests that Pramac may be supplied with the Rossi/Hayden GP11 to try and cure the issues that are currently facing the privateer outfit, now that the factory team will be using a modified version of the current and GP12 bikes in the new GP11.1.