MotoGP: Pedrosa joins the casualty list in Sachsenring after FP3 Crash

After Jorge Lorenzo’s heroics in Assen it was inevitable that his practice crash on Friday would lead to a withdrawal when he was pictured instantly clutching his shoulder.

However in a crash in FP3 that could kick the championship race wide open Dani Pedrosa took a tumble and immediately grabbed his arm, being a little on the delicate side and having already endured five operations on his left collarbone and had two relatively recent breaks to it in Motegi in 2010 and Le Mans in 2011, he is currently on his way for further tests in Chemnitz Hospital.

The most shocking element of his crash was when he hit his head – with enough force to rip the visor from his helmet.

While hoping for a speedy recovery for one of the main title contenders here’s an image of the damage to Pedrosa’s helmet, posted by his Factory Honda team…

Pedrosa Sachsenring fp3 crash helmet damage

Get well soon Dani – damage to Pedrosa’s Arai which did such a good job of protecting his head in his FP3 crash at the Sachsenring, Germany.
Image via Repsol Honda at Twitter, editorial use only

…and an image of the crash, a free video of the accident is now available at MotoGP.com for all registered users…

Pedrosa in the air after his highside on a slow lap of the Sachsenring Image credit to MotoGP.com on Twitter @motogp

Pedrosa in the air after his highside on a slow lap of the Sachsenring
Image credit to MotoGP.com on Twitter @motogp ediorial use only, under fair use act

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