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Lorenzo escapes injury in free practice crash - Unseen footage

Lorenzo escapes injury in free practice crash - Unseen footage

Jorge Lorenzo suffered a second practice crash on Saturday morning at Le Mans, but is still expected to take part in qualifying this afternoon.

Fiat Yamaha´s Jorge Lorenzo will participate in qualifying this afternoon at the Alice Grand Prix de France despite suffering a second crash of the Le Mans weekend in this morning´s final practice session.

Having injured himself a fortnight ago in China, where he suffered fractures in both ankles, Lorenzo has taken another battering this weekend with a crash yesterday afternoon, followed by this latest accident, midway through the second lap of a run during FP3.

Lorenzo suffered a high-speed lowside at the end of the back straight approaching turn nine, which is one of the hardest breaking points on the French track, with the riders hitting the brakes around 200 meters before the apex of the turn.

An immediate medical check at Clinica Mobile revealed that he had escaped any serious injury, despite taking a heavy blow to his already damaged right leg – and he will continue to immobilise his ankle by use of a wheelchair to get about when he is not onboard his Yamaha M1.

The accompanying video contains previously unseen footage of Lorenzo´s crash exclusive to motogp.com.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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