News 14 Jun 2019

Honda factory visit sparks promise for Lorenzo

Spaniard works directly with Honda engineers in Japan.

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A visit to Honda’s factory in Japan has sparked promise for Jorge Lorenzo in increasing his comfort with the Repsol Honda RC213V.

Lorenzo, who will race in front of a home Spanish crown this weekend in Catalunya, visited the factory to work directly with the manufacturer’s engineers in working out his current issues with the MotoGP machine.

“After a mixed weekend in Mugello, I am hoping that we can do good work this weekend in Barcelona,” said Lorenzo. We will keep working at our maximum to close the gap to the front.

“We also have a test after the race, which I am looking forward to as well. I had a very interesting trip to Japan and we were able to work on many things, some which will help this weekend and some for the future.”

The former multi-time world champion has struggled in his adaptation to the Honda in 2019, where he’s currently ranked 14th in the championship standings with 19 points to his name.