MotoGP™ Medical Team’s Dr Charte gives Lorenzo update

Following his crash at Turn 7 during FP1 at the Motul TT Assen, Lorenzo has gone to Assen Hospital for further checks

MotoGP™ Medical Team’s Doctor Charte has given an update on the condition of Repsol Honda Team’s Jorge Lorenzo following his high-speed crash at Turn 7 during FP1 at the Motul TT Assen. Dr Charte confirmed that although Lorenzo is feeling better, he will undergo further scans at Assen Hospital due to complaining of pain to his chest and spine.

“Jorge is now fine. He has had a high energy crash, he has fallen very badly,” said Dr Charte speaking from the medical centre at the TT Circuit Assen. “When he got here, he was stunned, slightly disoriented and certainly very unstable. We have made the relevant checks, including the normal radiology, but I’m not fully satisfied. So, we decided, even though there is no brain injury, to do an MRI scan of the spine and a CT scan from the thorax to the abdomen.

Lorenzo complained of pain yesterday in his chest and back following his crash at the post-Catalan GP test, and the Repsol Honda rider appears to have aggravated these injuries further with this crash during the opening session of the Dutch TT: “The greatest concern is the pain that he says is the most intense in the torso-lumbar area. It is an area already punished by the crash in Catalonia.”

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