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.

Jorge Lorenzo

“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.”

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Jorge Lorenzo in action Assen prior to the crash

MotoGP 2019

Round Eight – Assen

Friday’s fastest:
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