Spaniard escapes injury during one-day MotoGP test.
Repsol Honda’s Jorge Lorenzo has been shaken by a heavy fall in MotoGP testing in Catalunya, just one day after making headlines for an error that took down a number of premier class heavyweights.
The Spaniard crashed at turn nine before rolling violently into the gravel, although he was able to escape the incident without injury and would later resume testing.
Admittedly battered and bruised, the five-time world champion sampled a number of components and changes on his way to P17 on the timesheets.
“The crash affected my speed and my stamina a lot during the test, it was a very big crash at turn nine and I rolled a lot in the gravel,” Lorenzo explained. “I was lucky not to break anything and I’ve had pain in my elbows, fingers and back all day but we needed to keep working.
“We worked more on the ergonomics and on some small chassis details, some things for the next races and some things for next year. I want to say thank you again to Honda for organising the trip to Japan we had and their rapid developments.”
The test saw Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Vinales register the fastest time at the Spanish venue.