MotoGP, Lorenzo won't race at Buriram: "there's no point taking risks"

Medical checks have shown a wrist fracture: "if I continue, I'll only make the situation worse and it would be difficult to score points"


Jorge Lorenzo won't ride his Ducati for the rest of the weekend. After yesterday's crash during FP2, he had already said it would be difficult to race and this morning he has announced that his Thai GP is over.

Medical checks have identified a small fracture to my left radius and there's no point taking risks - he explained - I have to wear a rigid support to try and race in Japan and I know I won't be 100% but aside from that I'm OK. Like I've said, there's no point taking risks in my situation and even if I was fighting for the title it would have been hard for me to race, maybe I could have scored one or two points if I'd had some anti-inflammatories".

To be honest, everything seemed too easy after the crash, the doctors said there were no fractures but I could feel something strange in my left wrist. So I wanted some additional checks. Today it hurts and I don't want to aggravate the situation.

Lorenzo will stay in Buriram for the rest of the weekend and was already back in the garage for FP3.


Translated by Heather Watson

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