SEPANG, NNC - Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was declared fit enough to race the Malaysian MotoGP race at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday (11/4/2018). The five-time world champion got the green light from the team of doctors to race at Sepang.
Lorenzo suffered a fracture in his wrist after an accident in Buriram, Thailand. After trying to perform at the Japanese GP race at Motegi, Lorenzo had to fly to Spain to undergo surgery so he missed two races in Japan and Australia.
Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto's team) was asked to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island. After successfully undergoing surgery, Lorenzo will return to the Desmosedici GP18 at the weekend race.
"It was only eight days ago that they operated on ligaments on my wrist, I felt much better," Lorenzo was quoted as saying by MotoGP.com on Thursday (11/1).
"It's still very early and we want to see how my wrists are against the motorbike, what risks are there and the extent of the pain I feel when racing. I hope I can race but I haven't recovered 100 percent," Lorenzo said.
Ducati racer, Michele Pirro was prepared to replace Lorenzo if he could not race in Sepang later.