The Sachsenring medical center was a hive of activity this morning, with medical checks taking place on both Andrea Iannone, who dislocated his shoulder yesterday, and Dani Pedrosa, who fractured his collarbone and took a bang to the head in a massive highside on Saturday morning. The news was bad for Andrea Iannone: he was declared not fit to race, and so will be out of the German Grand Prix.
Pedrosa faced a barrage of physical tests used to determine his neurological condition, including walking in a straight line with his eyes closed, answering questions to test for confusion, and hand-eye coordination. The strength in his shoulder was also assessed, and Pedrosa passed all of the tests required. However, the Repsol Honda man still elected to sit out warm up, complaining of dizziness. When checked, his blood pressure was found to be low.
Further checks on Pedrosa showed his blood pressure remained low, making it too difficult for him to race, Pedrosa will now not be allowed to take part in the Sachsenring round of MotoGP.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for Sunday's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:
Yamaha issued the following update on the surgery Jorge Lorenzo underwent this morning in Barcelona. Lorenzo will not race at the Sachsenring, but no decision has been made on whether he will race at Laguna Seca next weekend:
Jorge Lorenzo Surgery Update
Sachsenring (Germany), 13th July 2013
Following his crash yesterday in the second free practice at the Sachsenring circuit for Sunday’s German Grand Prix race Jorge Lorenzo returned immediately to Barcelona. Today he underwent surgery at the Hospital General de Catalunya in Barcelona to repair further injuries to his collarbone.
Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez
Hospital General de Catalunya, Surgeon