With the departure of Dani Pedrosa now confirmed by HRC for 2019, the scene seems set for the allegedly already done deal of Lorenzo joining the Repsol Honda Team for 2019.
In my opinion, this could be the cleverest move of the year by any rider so far. Casey Stoner moved from Ducati to Repsol Honda in 2011 and won the championship. Both bikes are notoriously wild and powerful so logically one who is used to one could readily master the other.....
Wednesday, June 6th 2018
HRC sign Jorge Lorenzo
Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of three-times MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Spanish rider will join the Repsol Honda Team for the next two years.
From 2019, Lorenzo will become teammate to four-times MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez: two great champions with great talent and high hopes that will make a stronger team and contribute to the development of HRC.