SACHSENRING, 13 July: Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo has been ruled out of this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Sachsenring after a fall during Friday’s practice ~ just two weeks after he fractured his collarbone. The reigning world MotoGP champion, who needed surgery after breaking his left collarbone during practice for the Dutch GP two weeks ago, fell again on the second Sachsenring practice session, landing on the damaged area. According to race organisers, the titanium plate, fixed with eight screws that was fitted after the Assen crash, was bent, causing him intense pain, although the pins remained in place. As a result, the decision has been made to withdraw him from Sunday’s race and Lorenzo flew home to Barcelona on Friday to undergo surgery on Saturday. afp