Lorenzo Injury Scare; Free Practice Accident At German GP

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The Sachsenring circuit in Germany is one of the technical and demanding circuits on the MotoGP calendar. Turn 11, which is also known as the 'Waterfall' corner has witnessed several MotoGP riders crash over the years.

During Free Practice 1, reigning MotoGP Champion, Jorge Lorenzo had an accident at turn 11. As soon as he got up from his fall, Lorenzo was seen nursing his left hand especially the wrist. The Spanish rider was taken for an x-ray and other medical evaluations.

Clinica Mobilia has now confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo has not sustained any fractures from his fall at turn 11. Two other riders also experienced high-speed crashes at the infamous turn. Luckily, all three riders escaped unharmed from their individual accidents.

Scott Redding aboard his Pramac Ducati was the first to crash followed by Jorge Lorenzo and his Yamaha. Gresini Aprilia's Stefan Bradl crashed out during the closing stages of free practice. The session ended early owing to a light rain that took over the entire circuit.

Fastest rider during Free Practice 1 was Andrea Iannone on his Ducati. Marc Marquez was second with Petrucci and Rossi right behind. Sachsenring circuit usually suits the Honda, however, the new standard electronics could change everything come race day.

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Story first published: Friday, July 15, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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