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Lorenzo doubt for Germany after operation

Lorenzo doubt for Germany after operation

Lorenzo doubt for Germany after operation

Jorge Lorenzo is a dount for the Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland after undergoing surgery on the little finger of his right hand. The Spanish youngster was operated on at the Institut Dexeus in Barcelona by Dr. Xavier Mir, who also operated on Marco Melandri three weeks ago, to stitch up an open wound to the finger and ascertain if there was any damage to the tendon. It is unclear at this stage whether he will be fit to ride at the Sachsenring next week.

Ive been pretty unlucky because as well as crashing out of the race Ive also hurt myself, commented Lorenzo. The doctors are being very cautious but Im confident Ill be able to ride in Germany.

´I have complete faith in Dr. Mir, who has also operated on Alex Crivillé, Nani Roma, Toni Elías, Marco Melandri and many others.

´I won´t ride against his wishes because it is important my hand recovers properly but hopefully when they look at it again on Monday they´ll give me the green light.

On his crash, which came on the eleventh lap, Lorenzo added: I got a good start and felt comfortable in the lead group, but I wasnt able to confirm that with a good result. I went over a slight bump and when the tyre touched back down on the tarmac the extra front grip brought the rear end around.

It was impossible to control the bike and I couldnt return to the race because there was too much damage. I was very motivated to win again but things dont always go as you want them to in racing.

Lorenzos crash in Rio made him the latest rider to fall victim to a jinx which seems to have hit 125cc race winners over the past two seasons. After winning at Assen the previous week, Lorenzo arrived in Brazil looking to end a record run of 29 races without any rider scoring consecutive victories, which now stretches back two years.

The last man to win two consecutive races was Arnaud Vincent at the Sachsenring, following on from victory at Donington Park, in 2002 a run that Hector Barberá will be looking to end at the Veltins Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland next Sunday.

125cc, 2004, Jorge Lorenzo

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