The Aragon Grand prix was a distinctly unlucky race for Jorge Lorenzo, who started from pole position. The Mallorcan rider went wide under braking for the first corner, ending up on the dirty part and he lost the rear of his Desmosedici GP, crashing heavily after a highside.
After getting up on his feet again but limping, Lorenzo went to the circuit Medical Centre where the diagnose was a dislocated big right toe and a compound fracture of his second metatarsal. The doctors immediately put Lorenzo’s right foot in a cast but they expressed confidence that he can be ready to race in the upcoming Grand Prix of Thailand, scheduled for the Buriram circuit from 5-7 October.
It was over before it begun for @lorenzo99 ?
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Sad and disappointed Lorenzo is unhappy with Marquez: Marc doesn’t care about other riders
“I’m really disappointed and very angry about what happened because I was sure I could have done a great race and fought for the win. I got a good start, but the line followed by [Marc] Marquez, who braked late into the first corner, forced me to go wide and he blocked my line. To avoid being passed by the other riders I accelerated on the dirt, the rear of the bike spun away from me and I crashed”, Lorenzo said.
“I think that Marc is not new to this sort of action: he doesn’t care about other riders and he knows it all too well. I don’t intend to speak with Race Direction and I only hope that this type of thing doesn’t happen again in the future. Now we have to see how long it will take to recover, because I’ve got a dislocated toe and another one broken, and I only hope I can be ready for Thailand. It’s a real pity to go away from Aragon with another zero and with an injury as well. I’m very sad and disappointed.”