Lorenzo parties hard, gets burned

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MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo suffered second degree burns to his left leg while celebrating his recently won title in Mallorca last week.

The three-time MotoGP champ was reportedly injured while preparing to go on a celebratory ride. A radiator pipe is said to have come loose, spraying the Spaniard’s leg with boiling fluid. 

The injury has put a stop to Lorenzo’s plans of participating in the upcoming Race of Champions in London, England, an annual event that pits racing personalities head-to-head in identical four-wheel machinery.

“I’m really sad that I cannot go to the Race of Champions this year,” Lorenzo said. “I really hoped [the injury] would heal by now but due to potential complications from sweating inside the overalls, the doctors have forbidden me to do it.” 

Six-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy will replace Lorenzo at the event.

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