Lorenzo now targeting Silverstone return as recovery continues

News 26 Jul 2019

Lorenzo now targeting Silverstone return as recovery continues

Bradl confirmed as Repsol Honda fill-in for Czech grand prix.

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Repsol Honda’s Jorge Lorenzo is now targeting a return at the Silverstone grand prix on 25 August as he continues to recover from a back injury sustained at Assen last month after initially planning to return at the Czech GP next week.

Suffering fractures to his T6 and T8 vertebrae, Lorenzo and the factory Honda squad have agreed it is best for Lorenzo to miss both the Czech and Austrian rounds to continue his recovery and avoid any further risk of injury.

Having spent the summer break working on his recovery, Lorenzo’s condition has improved but he is still in some pain and his movement on a bike remains restricted. Silverstone has been set as his new objective for returning to riding for the Repsol Honda Team.

In his place, Stefan Bradl will again ride the RC213V in Repsol Honda colours. The German had been scheduled to wildcard at the Czech GP, but will now fill in for Lorenzo as he did at the Sachsenring.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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