Mixed fortunes on Friday at Assen for the Repsol Honda Team
After suffering a heavy fall in FP1 Jorge Lorenzo has been forced to withdraw from the Dutch GP.
The five-time World Champion fell heavily and suffered a stable fracture to the T6 vertebra.
An MRI was performed after, revealing a trabecular fracture in the T8 vertebra as well confirming the T6 fracture.
He will soon travel to his home in Lugano, Switzerland.
“Due to the fall I fractured both my T6 and T8 vertebrae. The injury does not allow me to race here in Assen or at the Sachsenring. Tomorrow morning I will fly to Lugano and do all the possible treatments to get ready to go to Brno.”
Round Eight – Assen
1 – Maverick Viñales (SPA – Yamaha) 1’32.638
2 – Fabio Quartararo (FRA – Yamaha) +0.180
3 – Danilo Petrucci (ITA – Ducati) +0.314
4 – Andrea Dovizioso (ITA – Ducati) +0.585
5 – Alex Rins (SPA – Suzuki) +0.667