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22 days ago
By motogp.com

Lorenzo declared fit for Malaysia

Five-time World Champion will be back on track this weekend after missing Thailand, Japan and Australia through injury

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) will be back on track this weekend at the Shell Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix after the five-time World Champion received the go-ahead from the Sepang International Circuit doctors.

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Free video: Jorge Lorenzo has a brutal highside during FP2

Lorenzo suffered a fractured wrist in his huge Buriram crash and after attempting to ride at the Twin Ring Motegi, he flew home to undergo surgery. This meant the Spaniard missed both the Japanese GP and Australian GP, with Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team) replacing his compatriot in Phillip Island. But, after a successful operation, Lorenzo will be back on board his Desmosedici GP18 this weekend.

“Just eight days ago they operated on the ligaments in my wrist but I feel much better,” explained the number 99. “It’s still very early and we need to wait to see how my wrist is on the bike, what risks there are and how much pain I feel when I’m riding. I hope I can ride but I’ve still not recovered 100%, and the Sepang circuit is very demanding and not really the ideal stage to get back on track.”

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Bautista's brilliant Sunday

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is trackside and on standby if it turns out that Lorenzo is unable to compete.

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