Well, the waiting is over, at least for Loris Capirossi. Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Capirossi's wife Ingrid gave birth to a son, Riccardo, on April 2nd. Capirossi's impending fatherhood had been widely blamed for the disappointing performance so far of the man widely tipped to challenge for the championship this season. Loris and Ingrid now have 2 weeks to get used to family life, before Capirossi has to leave for the Turkish MotoGP round at Istanbul. Then we will get to see whether Capirossi's poor times are down to distraction or problems with the bike.
We wish Loris and Ingrid well with their new son.