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Lorenzo out of Valencia test

Jorge Lorenzo will not test at Valencia this week.
2010 MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has been ruled out of the Valencia test, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Factory Yamaha rider has been sidelined since losing the end of his left ring-finger during a warm-up fall in Australia on October 16.

The Spaniard, replaced by test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga, was present in Valencia as a spectator for Sunday's season finale (pictured) and had hoped to be fit enough to participate in the first official 1000cc MotoGP test.

However Yamaha has now announced that Lorenzo - who finished as title runner-up to Casey Stoner this season - is still not fit enough to ride.

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MM - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 2:56 PM

I'm not surprised that ill-informed idiot Charlie Cox would make disparaging comparisons between Bayliss's and Lorenzo's finger injuries. (The BBC should stop wasting money flying him to races to commentate as he's lazily phoning it in anyway). If Lorenzo had LOST the tip of his finger he'd be riding but fortunately it was found and reattached, so it's perfectly sensible for him not to want to risk undoing all the microsurgery by crashing again while it's still healing. Due to the changes to the testing rules for the MotoGP class, there's no reason to risk it.

Dan - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 8:43 PM

My enjoyment of MotoGP would go up dramatically if I didn't have to endure the absolute drivel that comes out of Charlie Cox's mouth.

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