Sepang - Triple champion Jorge Lorenzo said on Thursday he will
race in the Malaysian MotoGP this weekend after successful surgery on his left
wrist which was injured during practice in Thailand.
The Spaniard, who has slipped to ninth in the world
championship standings, had the operation on the damaged ligament in Barcelona
eight days ago.
Lorenzo crashed during practice for the inaugural Thai
MotoGP, sending him flying off his Ducati which broke into pieces, halting the
The accident was blamed on a mechanical problem.
He opted out of the Thai race, and also missed the
subsequent MotoGPs in Japan and Australia.
However he has now been declared fit by doctors at the
Sepang International Circuit to take part in Sunday's MotoGP.
He admitted at a press conference that it was going to be
"difficult" to come back and he did not expect to put in a great
"Let's see if I am able to race for the whole
weekend," he said.
But he added: "I want to go back to the bike because it
has been a long time.
"Even if this time, I think I will not be able to fight
for something big, at least I will get used to the bike again, I ride and for
sure this will help me."