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Lorenzo explains big highside crash

Lorenzo explains big highside crash

Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo faces an anxious wait overnight to see if he can ride at Laguna on Sunday, due to the QP highside crash which he described to afterwards.

Title chasing MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo is hopeful of riding in Sunday’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix race despite the massive blows he sustained to his right shoulder and foot in the second of two crashes in Saturday’s qualifying session, which he remarkably concluded on pole.

The Spanish rider faces a late medical check on Sunday morning after partially dislocating his right shoulder and severely bruising his right foot in QP, at a track where he also spectacularly crashed out in last year’s race.

Explaining what had happened Lorenzo stated, “We were really comfortable and competitive on this track, but when I had my last chance to do a quick lap time I found some slower riders on track and they wanted to follow me. I decided to slow down for a while because I wanted to be alone but the rear tyre was too cold for the speed I was doing. I went into the corner and I crashed.”

“I’m disappointed for these two crashes but I am okay and I am optimistic that I will be able to ride tomorrow,” Lorenzo added. “Now the American doctors and the Clinica Mobile are working together to try to help me as best they can and make me more comfortable.”

Indeed, as Clinica Mobile's Lello Rubbini commented, “Jorge dislocated the collarbone in his right shoulder and took a big blow on the front of his right foot. He needs to decide if he wants to race and we have to wait until the morning. Now we will work with him to give him painkillers and to help reduce the swelling.”

MotoGP, 2009, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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