Following a 13th place finish on his Repsol Honda debut in Qatar, it was discovered that Jorge Lorenzo had a cracked rib in his nasty Losail practice highside.

It was the latest in a long list of injuries for the triple MotoGP champion, which began with a broken toe at Aragon last year, followed by a crack to the radius bone of his left wrist due to a technical problem next time in Thailand.

Lorenzo then broke the scaphoid bone in the same wrist during a January training accident, robbing him of the Sepang test, before returning to action at the Qatar test and following race.

The two weeks since the season-opener have allowed valuable healing time for the Spanish star.

"I have been focusing fully on my recovery, the wrist is feeling better and the pain in my ribs has also improved a lot since the race," Lorenzo said ahead of this weekend's second round in Argentina.

“Despite not finishing where we wanted, Qatar showed that we have a lot of potential with the Honda. Argentina will give us a chance to continue to improve on the bike."

Lorenzo finished 15th in last year's damp Termas de Rio Hondo race for Ducati, with his best result a third place for Yamaha at the inaugural 2014 round.

"In the past Argentina has not been one of my strongest circuits, but the Honda presents a new opportunity," he said.

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