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Catalunya MotoGP
Barcelona - 8 June, 2008

Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo is treated after his crash
Lorenzo crashed for the fourth race meeting in a row

Jorge Lorenzo will undergo a skin graft on his hand on Monday after missing the Catalunya MotoGP because of injury.

The 21-year-old was knocked unconscious after crashing in practice on Friday, his fourth crash in as many meetings.

"The cranial trauma has improved without further complications but this must be verified with another scan," said Yamaha team doctor Xavier Mir.

"He has more than two centimetres of skin missing from his fourth finger so a skin graft is necessary."

Lorenzo, who lies third in the standings, has made a sensational start to MotoGP with a victory in Portugal and pole position in his first three races.

But he has also crashed at China, France, Italy and Barcelona, and undergone arm surgery, although this was not linked to any of his crashes.

"It's clear that the luck is not with him at the moment," said Yamaha team manager Daniele Romagnoli after his latest crash.

"He was going 130 kmh so it was quite a fast crash.

"The head injury means that he must undergo a period of rest and not take any further risks."

see also
Pedrosa powers to Catalunya win
08 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Rossi set to extend Yamaha deal
07 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Career-best qualifying by Redding
07 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Steve Parrish's MotoGP column
06 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Smith positive ahead of Barcelona
06 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Impeccable Rossi wins at Mugello
01 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Lorenzo crashes again at Le Mans
16 May 08 |  Motorbikes
Lorenzo shrugs off broken ankle
14 May 08 |  Motorbikes
Fresh injury setback for Lorenzo
08 May 08 |  Motorbikes
Lorenzo undergoes arm operation
15 Apr 08 |  Motorbikes
Lorenzo claims maiden Moto GP win
13 Apr 08 |  Motorbikes

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