Lorenzo to miss season ender

Yamaha have confirmed that former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will miss the final race of the season in Valencia on Sunday.

Jorge Lorenzo at Misano

Yamaha Factory Racing had hoped Lorenzo would be able to race in Spain following plastic surgery to repair the ring finger on his left hand which he injured during the race at Phillip Island in Australia three weeks ago.

But the Spaniard needs more time to recover and his place in Valencia will be taken by test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga.

Lorenzo will also miss the test days on Yamaha's new 1000cc 2012 race bike at Valencia next week and Yamaha have yet to confirm which two riders will take part as Lorenzo's team-mate Ben Spies has also been out of action with injury.

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