Defending MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo, recovering from a second operation on his fractured left collarbone, will try to ride at this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix.
The Spaniard’s Yamaha team announced on Wednesday that Lorenzo will fly to Laguna Seca and hopes to be able to compete after missing last weekend’s race in Germany. Lorenzo originally had said he did not want to risk racing at Laguna Seca and would return next month at Indianapolis but has been pleased at his recovery over the past few days after damaging the titanium plate attached to his collarbone in a practice fall last Friday.
‘Feel much better’
“…Following the final medical check and after speaking with Doctor (Joaquin) Rodrþguez we are going to try (at Laguna Seca). 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 in 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,” he said.
Lorenzo took his only victory at Laguna Seca in 2010 on his way to the world title. He has a series-best three wins this season, including the opener at Losail as well as in Mugello and Catalunya. He stands third in the season riders’ standings, 11 points behind countryman Marc Marquez, who won at Germany and Texas, and nine adrift of Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.AFP