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German MotoGP: Red flag after Lorenzo fall in FP2

MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo lands heavily on his recently plated broken collarbone - Cal Crutchlow falls moments after the restart and is also sent to the Medical Centre.
UPDATE 2: Cal Crutchlow being checked for a 'suspected left arm injury' thought to be graze-type damage rather than a fracture.

Both Crutchlow and Lorenzo, currently awaiting results of his shoulder X-ray, will miss the rest of the session.

UPDATE 1: Jorge Lorenzo is currently undergoing medical checks on his newly plated shoulder.

The session restarted, but just a few minutes later Cal Crutchlow suffered a fast lowside fall through the turn 11 'waterfall' downhill right-hander.

Crutchlow appeared unhurt but, as with the morning accidents for Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone at the same corner, his motorcycle was heavily damaged after rolling through the gravel.

Crutchlow also fell this morning, at turn one.

ORIGINAL STORY: Friday afternoon practice for the German MotoGP has been red flagged after a big accident for Jorge Lorenzo.

The injured MotoGP champion - who broke his left collarbone just two weeks ago at Assen, but still rode to fifth in the race - was thrown into the air, then landed heavily on the injured shoulder, after a highside out of turn 10.

Lorenzo - fastest this morning and again at the time of his afternoon fall, which occured after just seven minutes - walked away but quickly unzipped the front of his leathers to check his recently plated collarbone.

The session was red-flagged to retrieve Lorenzo's bike, which came to a rest in the middle of the track.

Lorenzo is just nine points behind title leader Dani Pedrosa.



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herewego

July 12, 2013 2:08 PM

Well, what a surprise!! Why do riders think they are some sort of super human species? Bones need time to heal and all this "isn't he a hero" crack is plain stupid! Jorge is doing himself no favours and a world title isn't worth suffering serious injury or worse still! Stay away, recover and come back when you are healed, then at least you live to race another day!! As for Cal, he just goes ballistic in an attempt to get fast times and is making mistakes left, right and centre!

lux

July 12, 2013 2:20 PM
Last Edited 281 days ago

Guys saying that Jorge is making mistakes because of Vale is as pointless as saying Vale broke his leg in Misano because of Lorenzo (speculations, these are two wheels, crashes happen.. ). And mostly it's bad timing because it's very early and what matters the most is rider's health, not why it happened. Good luck to Joerge, take it easy man.



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