MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo makes trip to Laguna Seca

Lorenzo wants to race this weekend (©GettyImages)
Lorenzo wants to race this weekend (©GettyImages).

Defending champion Jorge Lorenzo will make the trip to Laguna Seca despite his injury struggles.

The 26-year-old was told to rest after two crashes resulted in nasty injuries in as many months.

First, Lorenzo broke his collarbone at Assen last month, but despite this ended up finishing fifth in the race.

Last week he missed the race at Sachsenring after crashing in practice - denting the titanium plate inserted during the first course of surgery - which has now been amended via more time under the knife.

It appeared Lorenzo was going to rest until the second US round at Indianapolis next month, but he has now had a change of heart and wants to attempt to race in this weekend's MotoGP.

Lorenzo confirmed this on his official Twitter account: "Finally, we have decided to go.

"Following the final medical check and after speaking with Doctor Rodríguez, we are going to try. 

"At the beginning I seriously thought that it might have been convenient to take the necessary time to recover and be back at Indy, but over the last two days I have felt much better so now I want to be there, although I will try to not take too many risks."

Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who was at the top of the leaderboard prior to the race at Sachsenring, broke his collarbone in the second day of practice and in his absence in Germany, Marc Marquez took full advantage going top of the series board with his second win of the season.

Lorenzo is currently third in the championship, 11 points behind Marquez ahead of the weekend's play.

 

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