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Motorcycle racing is especially dangerous when the limits of the Bike are tested. When you are injured it is other limits that are tested.
I guess that there are arguments for and against, all of which are perfectly understandable and most valid.
However, as far as I am concerned unless pain medication will affect the riders reflexes and judgement then he must ride if he wants to.
If he cannot due to pain or any other physical handicap it will manifest itself soon enough and the rider will slow down or retire, as it in fact happenned with Lorenzo.
What is probably most important is to ride again as soon as possible after any crash, failing to do so may affect the ride's confidence adversely, all those who have dropped their bikes on the race track will know this.
There have been countless top riders who have had bad injuries and continued racing and this without necessarily endangering others.
I guess it is also part of the motorcycle riding culture, when you fall you get up du