Loris Capirossi is praying for rain at this weekend's Red Bull Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as it will ease the strain on the shoulder injury he has been suffering from for the last two months.
The Pramac Ducati rider dislocated his right shoulder during a qualifying crash for the Dutch TT at Assen and missed two races as a result. He returned three races ago, and despite admitting that his physical condition is steadily improving, thinks he needs a wet race to ease the strain on his body.
"It is not easy to face one contest after another in these physical conditions," said the 38-year-old Italian. "I did therapy on the shoulder for a week, conditions are better compared to Brno, but are not yet in top form.
"During the day of testing in the Czech Republic we have got to try different things and we'll see them in practice at Indianapolis, a circuit which I like. I hope it rains; it will be a little easier to work."
Capirossi, who lies 16th in the standings after a tough season, has never finished higher than seventh at Indianapolis, that result coming in 2009 on a Suzuki.