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Lorenzo confirmed for Qatar test

Fiat Yamaha man will be at final pre-season test - with broken thumb

INJURED SPANIARD Jorge Lorenzo will take part in this week's MotoGP test in Qatar - that's the latest from the Fiat Yamaha MotoGP squad.

Lorenzo has been doubtful for the final pre-season test of 2010 after breaking a bone in his right thumb during a training incident four weeks ago.

The 22-year-old has spent the time recuperating at home in Barcelona and he has now been given the all-clear by his doctor to get back on his bike. The recovery has gone well and the hand is no longer swollen, but he needs to continue with physiotherapy in order to keep repairing the muscle around the break.

His doctor has confirmed that there is no risk to the broken bone from riding, but he will need to wait until testing starts in order to ascertain if he will be able to ride and use the brake at full strength.

This week's test takes place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of March under the Qatar floodlights, the last test before the season starts on April 11th.   
   
"Today we are leaving for Qatar for the last Winter test," said  relieved Lorenzo. "I think that it is important that we are there. The fracture happened less than five weeks ago, but we could not have missed this last test because it would have been negative for our preparation; we are not far from the first race of the season! The doctor has made a special carbon fibre protection and Dainese have modified my glove, in order to further protect the fracture, so we will see how we get on."

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