Yamaha MotoGP boss Masao Furusawa has told Crash.net
that Jorge Lorenzo will be back in action during the next pre-season test, at Qatar on March 18-19.
The young Spaniard, team-mate to reigning seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi at Fiat Yamaha, fractured his right hand in a motocross accident shortly after the first test of 2010 - forcing him to miss this week's return visit to Sepang.
The injury, which required surgery, also raised 'serious doubts' about whether Lorenzo could return in time for the third and final pre-season test.
However, when asked on Thursday at Sepang, Furusawa said that Lorenzo - presently undergoing physiotherapy - will be fit to ride at the Qatar test and also able to attend an upcoming PR event in Indonesia.
The first round of the 2010 MotoGP season is also at Qatar, on April 11.