Jorge Lorenzo is still in pain and recovering from the back injury that he incurred in the FP1 at the Dutch GP. The Spaniard had a terrible fast crash at turn 7 of the famous TT Circuit in Assen. Earlier it was speculated that Lorenzo will return at the Brno GP but that’s not going to happen. He is going to miss the next two races.
This is a statement from one of the officials at Honda, “He [Jorge Lorenzo] is still in some pain and his movement on a bike remains restricted. The extra three weeks away from the MotoGP paddock will be used to “continue his recovery and avoid any further risk of injury.”
Honda already announced that if Lorenzo wouldn’t be able to make it to the next race at Czech GP after the summer break, its test rider Stefan Bradl will take the spot. He raced at the German GP and finished at the 10th place, a much better result than Lorenzo’s entire performance in this season.
It seems that bad luck has Lorenzo by the neck. He has had terrible moments in the last 12-15 months; various crashes, injuries, and struggle to find the sweet spot with his Honda RC213V. In the current MotoGP season, Lorenzo has scored 19 points so far. He’s a great rider and we wish to see him in all his greatness at the track at the earliest. Get well soon, mate.