Ducati Highsides Lorenzo In Second Practice; Former Champ To See If He Can Ride Saturday


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Any thought that Jorge Lorenzo was over-playing his broken and dislodged toes from his crash at the previous round at Aragon went out the window when Lorenzo suffered a fast and odd crash in the second MotoGP session in Thailand today.

Lorenzo was violently thrown over the highside of the Ducati when the bike seeming suffered a technical issue entering turn three. Lorenzo suffered a big impact hit from the crash and reportedly suffered deep bruising on his wrist and other extremities. It was certainly a strange crash with Lorenzo being tossed over the top even before the bike was fully leaned over. Technically that’s a “crash on entry” which isn’t typically a highside. It was almost an old-school 500 two-stroke seized piston-looking crash.

After visiting medical experts, Lorenzo was back at the track and not sure he could ride again this weekend.

As to the cause of the crash, Lorenzo would not give a specific cause but did say that “… it wasn’t my fault. It was a technical problem …” before saying further answers regarding the cause of the crash should be directed to Ducati.


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