Jorge Lorenzo has elected to sit out of this weekend’s Thai MotoGP in Buriram after the injuries he sustained during yesterdays nasty free-practice highside.
The Spaniard came to Buriram already nursing injuries sustained in Aragon and after further injuring his left wrist and right ankle in a high highside, Lorenzo cast doubt over his participation yesterday evening. However, scans of Lorenzo's left wrist identified a hairline fracture, meaning he is unable to complete the weekend.
"As I told you yesterday the chances to compete were minimal, but this was before I knew that I have a fracture in the end of the radius," said the factory Ducati man.
“My wrist is hurting a lot. It's the first Thailand GP, but I would be as sad with any Grand Prix. I don't want to miss any Grand Prix. I do whatever it takes to arrive here and to try it.”
With just two weeks before the fly-away triple header of Japan, Australia and Malaysia, Lorenzo is now in a race to be fit for Motegi.
"I don't know in what condition I will arrive in Motegi, especially for the wrist," he said.
"For other parts I have no worry, but for the wrist I'm worried about the speed of the recovery. But the wrist is a very delicate injury for riding bikes.
“I'm very worried, because Japan is one of my favourite tracks. I would like to arrive there.”