Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has took his first win in about 23 races with Ducati during the race in Mugello, Italy during the last weekend. The Spaniard was rumoured to no longer race for Ducati after the season ends but it all seemed a little too early to be sure.
However, days after the win, it is now confirmed that 31-year-old Lorenzo will be signing with Honda for the 2019 season, replacing Dani Pedrossa who will part ways with Honda after more than a decade. He will be partnering with Marc Marquez, who is also a Spaniard, and also one of the most competitive MotoGP rider in line-up now.
We are looking forward to the new alliance, and the next season to see how Lorenzo would fare in Repsol Honda.
After 18 years together across three classes in the MotoGP™ World Championship, HRC and Dani Pedrosa have announced that their longstanding partnership will come to an end at the end of the 2018 season, by mutual agreement. The two have enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship and since 2006, when the Spaniard joined the Repsol Honda Team, he has earned 31 victories and was runner-up in the MotoGP™ Championship on three occasions – becoming the rider with the third most podiums in the premier class, behind only Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini.
Over the years, Pedrosa has provided very useful information and feedback to Honda for the development of its machines, and at the same time, HRC has given him the best technology and full support on the track.
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