Yamaha Press Release: Update On Jorge Lorenzo Surgery After Sachsenring Crash

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

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2013 Sachsenring Moto 2 QP Result: New Faces, Old Rivals

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Xavier Simeon pulled the surprise of the session with only a handful of seconds left when he claimed his first-ever Moto2 pole position at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany. The Belgian rider  -- who had been lingering in 12th postion immediately prior to his fast lap -- relegated to second another surprise qualifier in Jordi Torres. Pol Espargaro completed front row, pleased that his chief rival, points leader Scott Redding (8th), could only manage the third row.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP QP Result: One Door Closes, Another Kicked Open

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Marc Marquez set a blistering lap -- just off the lap record --- to claim pole at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany. Marquez lap came with only two minutes left in the session and left his rivals fighting for second. That place went to Cal Crutchlow who just pipped Valentini Rossi at the end of qualifying practice. Even so, third marks the best qualifying for Rossi since his return to Yamaha this year.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto3 QP Result: Tight at the Top

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Alex Rins clamed his third pole position of the year and continued his fine form at the Sachsenring circuit Saturday. Rins clipped rival and points leader Luis Salom by a single tenth of a second. Miguel Olivera rounded out the top three, two-tenths clear of the top. Championship contender Maverick Vinales could only manage the second row as he struggled to find the correct setup on the tight, slippery track.

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Dani Pedrosa Out Of Qualifying, Uncertain For Race After Highside At Sachsenring

Dani Pedrosa is in doubt for Sunday's race after suffering a major highside on Saturday morning at the Sachsenring. The Repsol Honda man entered the slow right hander at Turn 1 on his first full flying lap when the rear of the bike came round on him, flinging him a long way off the bike. Pedrosa fell heavily on his left shoulder - the shoulder he injured badly at Motegi in 2010, and then again at Le Mans in 2011, suffering complications until the end of the 2011 season. He got up holding his collarbone, and as rushed to the medical center.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Shines; Pedrosa Falls

Rookie Marc Marquez set the fastest time of the weekend in FP3 with a 1’21.903 during yet another practice session marred by heavy crashes, including that of teammate Dani Pedrosa. The championship points leader crashed early in the session at Turn 1 shortly after a light rain had briefly halted practice.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto3 FP3 Result: Salom Steps Up; Rins Steps Back

Luis Salom returned to the top of the timesheets during the first Saturday practice at the German track and set a new Moto3 lap record in the process. His 1’27.013 bettered both countryman Alex Rins’ fast lap in FP3 and his (briefly held) Moto3 lap record of 1’27. 208 set during Friday’s FP2. Rins held on for second-fastest.  Local-favorite Jonas Folger climbed into third -- but still a half-second behind Salom. The top eight riders -- including championship contender Maverick Vinales (7th) -- are within a second of the front.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Round Up: How A Crash Can Change A Championship

There's an expression in the Dutch language, "een ongeluk zit in een klein hoekje," which translates literally as "accidents hide in small corners." It seems particularly relevant at the Sachsenring on Friday, as while there were crashes galore at Turn 11, the fast corner at the top of the long downhill run to the two final left handers, Jorge Lorenzo crashed at Turn 10, the uphill left which precedes Turn 11. It is not much of a corner, just the last of the long sequence of left handers which proceed from the Omegakurve towards the top of the hill, and the plunge down the waterfall.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring:


Positive first day in Sachsenring for Pedrosa and Marquez

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have enjoyed a productive first day at the GP of Germany. Track conditions weren't very good in this morning's cold FP1 session - only 15ºC with a track temperature of 21ºC, both Dani and Marc opted to use the soft compound front and rear Bridgestone tyres. On his last exit, Marc used a hard front tyre and improved his time slightly.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring:


Redding tops the timesheet on opening day in Germany

Sachsenring, Germany - 12 July 2013: It was Scott Redding's name at the top of the timesheet, with Marc VDS teammate, Mika Kallio, just three tenths back in fifth, after the opening day of practice ahead of the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

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Yamaha Press Release: Lorenzo Out Of Sachsenring, Rossi Positive After Practice

Yamaha issued the following press release after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring. In it, they confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo has slightly bent the titanium plate holding his collarbone together, and will return to Barcelona for surgery. He will not take part in the race on Sunday.


Lorenzo Retires Following Sachsenring Free Practice Crash

Sachsenring (Germany), 12th July 2013

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Jorge Lorenzo Damages Plated Collarbone In Crash At Sachsenring, Won't Race Sunday

Jorge Lorenzo's title hopes have suffered a major setback. The Spaniard crashed heavily during the second session of free practice at the Sachsenring, being thrown from his bike at Turn 10, the final left hander before the fast right hander at the top of the hill. Lorenzo fell on his left shoulder once again, getting up clearly in pain.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result: Redding Finds His Form

Scott Redding reclaimed his place at the top of the timesheet during FP2 in Germany on Friday. The British rider was better than one-tenth quicker than Alex de Angelis and championship rival Pol Espargaro. Espargaro, fastest in the first session, sits second in the championship. Redding is first with 134 points, a full 30 points clear of Espargaro.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Bradl Serves Home Cooking

German fan favorite Stephan Bradl delighted the local crowd with the top time FP2 at the Sachsenring Circuit Friday.  Bradl’s 1’22.030 put him two-tenths clear of second-place Dani Pedrosa and another one-hundreth clear of third-fastest Marc Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed hard in the session and retired early, still managed fourth and his teammate Valentino Rossi placed fifth, a position he held for much of practice.

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