Amsterdam - Lorenzo slid out at turn seven at the 'Cathedral of Speed' circuit
Spain's three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will miss this weekend's Dutch Grand Prix and the next race in Germany after a spinal vertebrae fracture in an horrific opening practice crash in Assen on Friday.
Lorenzo slid out at turn seven at the 'Cathedral of Speed' circuit, bouncing into four somersaults as he hit the gravel behind his bike.
Two doctors were quickly at his side and helped him walk gingerly off to the barriers before he sat down and was then taken away to the medical centre by ambulance.
The 32-year-old is scheduled to spend the next few weeks in a back brace. He will also miss the last MotoGP at Sachensring next weekend before the summer break, making a forecast return at Brno in mid-August.