Lorenzo ruled out of Assen with broken collarbone

Posted: 27 Jun 2013

Jorge Lorenzo

Today’s first MotoGP free practice session at Assen proved to be an eventful one for reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo, who suffered a high-speed accident that resulted in him breaking his left collarbone and ruling him out of this weekend’s race.

The Yamaha factory rider, who had recorded a best lap time of 1’53.263 during morning practice, crashed at the rapid Hoge Heide section of the track during the afternoon’s rain-affected session. Medical centre staff promptly diagnosed a fractured collarbone and Yamaha officials are now said to be considering flying the Mallorcan to Barcelona for surgery tomorrow (Friday).

MotoGP ‘rookie’ Marc Marquez, Brit Cal Crutchlow, Aleix Espargaro and Karel Abraham also found this afternoon’s wet practice session tough – with the top time recorded by Marquez being some 14 seconds off Lorenzo’s earlier best time. And, with more rain showers predicted for the rest of the weekend, the seventh round of the series is looking set to be a challenging one for many of the riders.

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