Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati) will take no further part at the inaugural Thailand Grand Prix. He suffered a huge crash at Turn 3 in Friday FP2 session.
Lorenzo came into Round 15 as an injury doubt after his Aragon GP ended in disaster at the first corner. A brutal highside leaving him with a dislocated first toe and fractured second metatarsal in his right foot. However, after a fitness test on Thursday, the Ducati rider declared fit to ride in Buriram.
Now though, after his FP2 Buriram crash and with the three flyaway races plus the final round at Valencia firmly on the horizon, Lorenzo will fight to be fit for the final four rounds of the season – the first of those being the Motul Grand Prix of Japan in just under two weeks’ time.
“As I told you yesterday the chances to compete were minimal, but this was before I knew the scan that I have a figure in the end of the radial, he said. – So my wrist is hurting a lot. It’s the first Thailand GP, but I would be as sad with any Grand Prix.
I don’t want to miss any Grand Prix. I do whatever it takes to arrive here and to try it. If I was fighting for the championship maybe I would be more desperate not to lose points, but not with my position in the championship.
I don’t know in what condition I will arrive in Motegi, especially for the wrist. For other parts I have no worry, but for the wrist I’m worried about the speed of the recovery. The wrist is a very delicate injury for riding bikes. Japan is one of my favourite tracks. I would like to arrive there as well as possible.
. @lorenzo99 has decided together with #DucatiTeam not to take part anymore in Buriram race weekend due to hairline fracture in left wrist. Focus now to recover for Motegi #ForzaJorge #KeepFighting pic.twitter.com/QqtsoBc8VU
— Ducati Motor (@DucatiMotor) October 6, 2018