Lorenzo to race despite injury

The shoulder injury Jorge Lorenzo suffered on Saturday will not prevent him from racing in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

The Movistar Yamaha rider sprained his shoulder in a mini bike accident, and according to reports in Spain will have his arm in a sling as he travels to Japan.

Lorenzo took to Twitter to reassure his fans that he would be fine to race at Twin Ring Motegi on Sunday, stating that his shoulder is "ok" and that he would race with "no big problems".

Lorenzo currently sits in second position in the race for the World Championship, having cut the gap to team-mate Valentino Rossi to just 14 points with four races remaining in the season.