Lorenzo ‘unsure’ of physical condition for Qatar MotoGP opener

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Former MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo remains unsure of what physical shape he will be in for the Qatar MotoGP opener next month as he only began swimming a couple of days ago.

The Repsol Honda new-boy had to sit out the Sepang test after injuring his wrist in a dirtbike accident which added to HRC’s sick list as Marc Marquez is also recovering from shoulder surgery.
“A few days ago, I started to swim a little bit, every day we are gaining some degrees in my wrist and also power, I feel stronger but this kind of injury requires at least one month to really feel well. There is still a long process to finish, we are maybe halfway through,” said Lorenzo.

“I am sure at the Qatar test I will not be 100 per cent but I will be quite able to ride and update some information for the engineers. It is difficult to know about the race because I still didn’t ride any bikes, only the static bicycle, so I don’t know how I will feel at more than 300kph on the straight and have to brake and stop.

Lorenzo doesn’t expect to be 100 per cent for the first race but believes he should be competitive under the desert lights.

“The recuperation is going faster than normal people and we have 40 days to Qatar, so it’s time to get better, but I think I will still have some little pain after two or three months but I might be competitive.”

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