Test rider to replace Lorenzo

2011-10-20 09:06

BARCELONA, Spain - Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga will replace injured former World MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo for the upcoming 2011 Malaysian MotoGP.

Lorenzo is recovering from surgery performed on a finger following a crash during the2011  Australian MotoGP. He is recovering at his home in Barcelona.

Lorenzo's withdrawal from the Phillip Island race allowed Casey Stoner to claim the 2011 World title with two races to spare.