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In accordance with Ducati, Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) will travel home to receive further treatment on a left wrist injury sustained in his huge crash at the PTT Thailand Grand Prix.
In accordance with the #DucatiTeam, @lorenzo99 will return home today in order to have further checks with doctors and speed up the recovery of his left wrist. Jorge will miss the Australian GP next week and will try to be as fit as possible for the MalaysianGP. #ForzaJorge pic.twitter.com/IHyzY4fAtp— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) October 21, 2018
The five-time World Champion attempted to ride his GP18 in FP1 at the Twin Ring Motegi, but immediately pulled back into pitlane to rule him out of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. Subsequently, with the injury not healing as quickly as the Spaniard would have hoped, Lorenzo will now miss the Australian GP too in order to be as fit as possible for the final flyaway race in Malaysia.