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Lorenzo has check-up in Barcelona

Lorenzo has check-up in Barcelona

Following his training injury last Thursday which required an operation on his right hand, the Fiat Yamaha rider is recovering well. His participation at the final pre-season test in Qatar is uncertain however.

Jorge Lorenzo visited the Hospital General de Catalunya on Tuesday where he was examined by Doctor Augusto José Casanovas, the specialist who operated on him last Thursday after he sustained a metacarpal fracture and displaced thumb in his right hand after a motocross training accident.

After his check-up, it was confirmed that Lorenzo’s recovery from the injury was progressing well, but there remains a question over his attendance at the final pre-season test at the Losail circuit – scheduled for March 18-19. Fiat Yamaha confirmed last week that he would not be present at the second Sepang test next week due to his injury.

Press manager for Lorenzo, Hector Martin, told “At the moment there are serious doubts as to whether Jorge will be fully recovered for the Qatar test. We must wait and see how his injury and rehabilitation go after he has his stitches removed, which will be next Friday or Monday.”

The 2009 MotoGP World Championship runner-up will still fulfil his Yamaha promotional tour of Indonesia, scheduled for February 27 to March 2, but has cancelled his planned appearance at Camp Nou on Saturday where he was due to present the race leathers and helmet he wore in the 2009 Catalunya Grand Prix.

MotoGP, 2010, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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