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Lorenzo passed fit after Laguna Seca practice crash

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, Laguna Seca 2011Jorge Lorenzo has been passed fit to continue with the Laguna Seca MotoGP weekend after his heavy crash in Saturday morning practice.

The world champion was launched into a high-side at Turn 5 following the end of the session, and just after making a practice start on his way back to the pits.

Lorenzo landed very heavily and was then clipped by his Yamaha as he slid through the run-off area.

At first he was unable to get up, and sat in the gravel clutching his right leg in clear discomfort.

But he was eventually able to limp away from the scene with minimal assistance from the circuit medics.

After a visit to the medical centre for checks, he was given clearance to participate in qualifying later today.

Prior to the accident, Lorenzo had been third fastest in final practice behind Honda's Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, but with all three covered by just 0.049 seconds.

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