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Disaster for Jorge Lorenzo as high speed practice crash rules him out of Assen

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Despite being the fastest rider in the first day of practice today, the Assen TT proved again to be a disaster for the third year running for current World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.

The Mallorcan had dominated the morning dry session and had shown an impressive pace in the afternoon‰Ûªs wet practice until a huge high side at the fastest corner of the track. The first diagnosis is a left clavicle fracture which will require surgery. As a result the title challenger will miss Saturday‰Ûªs Dutch Grand Prix.

‰ÛÏUnfortunately we didn't start the practice in Assen as we wanted." Massimo Meregalli, Yamaha Factory Racing Team Director explained. "Jorge, after an incredible free practice one, had a crash in the wet in the afternoon and he broke his collarbone.

"This is a real pity as we were coming from two brilliant results and looking for a third. We have to accept this, it is part of our sport. We wish him the best to come back as soon as possible and stronger than before.

Dr. Xavier Mir - Chief of Hand Surgery at the Dexeus Hospital (Barcelona) and MotoGP Team Medical Doctor has confirmed that Lorenzo will require surgery and will miss this weekends event.

‰ÛÏJorge has a high inertia trauma but results are normal from initial neurological examination." Dr. Xavier Mir reported. "We will move to Assen to make head and chest scans and also an abdominal exploration.

"Our first diagnosis revealed that there is a left clavicle fracture with a slight shift that will need surgery to repair the bone. This injury is in the background while we rule out any other major injury that may become apparent within 24 hours.

"These kind of impacts at more than 200 km/h need some time for the body to recover to be able to discard any other major injuries. In principle tomorrow he can travel and within 48 hours he will be operable," he concluded.

Qualifying for the Assen TT will be held tonight Australian time.

Top Image: Jorge Lorenzo has had his 2013 title hope put on hold as he is set to miss this weekends race in Assen.
Credit: Yamaha Racing

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