Spaniard anticipating return for final pre-season test at Qatar.
Jorge Lorenzo will sit out next month’s pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia as a result of undergoing surgery on a broken left scaphoid sustained while training in Italy.
The Repsol Honda newcomer elected to have surgery on the injury, which saw a titanium screw inserted via a minimally invasive technique. He will remain in hospital for 24 hours for further observation. Four days rest will give the injury sufficient time to heal from the operation and physiotherapy can then begin.
The Spaniard aims to be fully fit for the Qatar test on 23-25 February at Losail International Circuit, the same venue that will host the MotoGP World Championship opener on 10 March.
Lorenzo will now head to Madrid in Spain for the 25th Anniversary Repsol Honda Team launch on 23 January, where he’ll join reigning world champion Marc Marquez.