Loris Capirossi misses his home MotoGP race at Mugello

Loris Capirossi
Capirossi is a three-time world champion in 125cc and 250cc racing

MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi will miss his home race in Mugello, Italy this weekend through injury.

The 38-year-old crashed out of qualifying for last week's race at Assen and broke two ribs.

He also injured his shoulder and will miss a race at Mugello for the first time in his 22-year grand prix career.

The Pramac Ducati rider said: "Now I will have to rest, sit still for at least two weeks and try to get back on track as soon as possible".

Italian Capirossi was keen to race in his homeland but could return in Germany in a fortnight's time.

"I'm obviously very disappointed and angry," he added.

"I was hoping I could do to get on track for this race, but the double fracture of the ninth and 10th ribs and distorting the shoulder joint injury forced me to raise the white flag for the first time in my career for Mugello.

"I'm sorry for the many fans who will be at Mugello."

However, the grid at Mugello will be bolstered this week by the return of Dani Pedrosa.