MONTEREY, Calif. — Defending MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo is headed for California in an attempt to compete in this weekend’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Lorenzo sat out last weekend’s German Grand Prix after crashing during practice and reinjuring a broken collarbone, which forced him to have a second surgery last Saturday.
“Finally we have decided to go to Laguna Seca,” Lorenzo said. “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 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.
“I want to be there also for the fans, for the championship but especially for my team, that is waiting for me,” he continued. “I want to thank everybody for all the support I have received so far and I want to say “thank you” to the doctors who took care of me after the crash at Sachsenring, both at the Clinica Mobile and at the Hospital General de Catalunya, especially Doctors Rodríguez and Cots.”