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Dutch MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo passes medical test for Assen warm up

Injured MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo cleared to ride in Assen morning warm-up - less than two days after breaking his collarbone.
MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has been cleared to ride in this morning's Assen warm-up session after passing a medical check.

The Factory Yamaha star made a shock return to the Dutch paddock on Friday night, having flown back from Barcelona where he had undergone surgery for a broken left collarbone, sustained in a Thursday fall at the Dutch circuit.

"Following a medical examination this morning by the Assen Medical Team and the MotoGP Medical Director, Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo has been declared fit for the morning Warm-Up session," read a team statement.

"A further medical check will take place following the morning session to assess the World Champion's ability to compete in this afternoon's race."

During the two hour operation in Barcelona, a titanium plate and eight screws were used to stablise the "complex" fracture.

The Spaniard is presently just seven points behind title leader Dani Pedrosa and would be able to start twelfth on the grid - Lorenzo's free practice time granting him a place in Friday's Qualifying 2 session, despite his absence.



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AUSSIE66

June 29, 2013 8:36 AM

How tough is this man?Just to get out of bed with a broken collarbone is bad enough for us mere mortals and this guy wants to race a motto GP bike. NOW THAT'S BALLS OF STEEL.good luck Lorenzo this is why I love motorcycle racing. mentally is there any tougher guys in sport?



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