Lorenzo and Marquez getting it together in 2019


#1

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo has reached an agreement to join fellow MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez at Honda next year

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/lorenzo-two-year-deal-honda-pedrosa-1044691/

#2

So… someone is following :smiley:


#3

Option 1: Lorenzo does well and HRC have a good secondary shot at the championship or at least more points for the constructors championship.

Option 2: Lorenzo is shit and HRC have eliminated one of Mark’s rivals. 

Either way, good call on their part. 

Fun extra fact, there’s only 3 riders in the whole of GP racing that have won at least 1 race for 3 different manufacturers. Lorenzo stands to join this group. Inevitably, he’ll win one race at some point. 


#4

Option 1: Lorenzo does well and HRC have a good secondary shot at the championship or at least more points for the constructors championship.
Option 2: Lorenzo is shit and HRC have eliminated one of Mark's rivals. 
Either way, good call on their part. 
Fun extra fact, there's only 3 riders in the whole of GP racing that have won at least 1 race for 3 different manufacturers. Lorenzo stands to join this group. Inevitably, he'll win one race at some point. 
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If you're going to lay down a fun fact, at least elaborate... I don't have time to be googling today*.. :D

*I do, but cant be bothered


#5

I just want to see Dani Pedrosa on a Yamaha. I am sure he will be able to beat Lorenzo and leave quite a few riders in his wake.  He is the right type of rider for that bike…


#6

Sorry it was 4, had to go digging to find the tweet. 

In 70 years of GP racing only 4 riders have won premier-class races on 3 different makes of machinery: 

Hailwood (Norton/MV/Honda, 1961-1967), 

Mamola (Suzuki/Yamaha/Honda, 1980-1987), 

Lawson (Yamaha/Honda/Cagiva, 1984-1992) 

Capirossi (Yamaha/Honda/Ducati, 1996-2007)


#7

Here’s another fun fact:

The one brand that all these winners have in common is Honda…


#8

Most GP wins: Honda (755 wins), Yamaha (501 wins), Aprilia (294 wins), MV Agusta (275 wins). Quite amazing for MV considering they haven’t competed since 1975.


#9

I cant wait to see them know each other off .