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Lorenzo to sit out Sepang, replaced by Pirro

Ducati Team rider tried to ride but after a tough Day 1, he won't be completing the rest of the weekend

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) won’t be competing in the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix. The five-time World Champion is recovering from surgery to a wrist injury and attempted to ride in Sepang on Friday, but after a difficult day on the bike, along with the team he’s taken the decision to withdraw from the event. The number 99 experienced too much pain in braking and changes of direction.

He’ll be replaced by Michele Pirro, the Borgo Panigale factory’s test rider, for the remainder of the weekend - beginning in FP3.

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