Jorge Lorenzo on the team switch that shocked MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo on the team switch that shocked MotoGP

03.01.2019: Three-time world champion talks 2019, his new bike and rival Marc Márquez. Jorge Lorenzo sent shockwaves through the MotoGP paddock when he announced his plans to team up with Marc Márque

Three-time world champion talks 2019, his new bike and rival Marc Márquez.



 
Jorge Lorenzo sent shockwaves through the MotoGP paddock when he announced his plans to team up with Marc Márquez, the dominant force of the sport, at Repsol Honda.




Ahead of a mouth-watering inter-team duel in 2019, three-time MotoGP world champion Lorenzo, who boasts 47 top-flight race wins to his name, spoke about his toughest challenge yet two months out from the season start.







How excited are you for the 2019 season?



I am very excited as everything has changed again. Two years ago, I changed completely: the team, the bike, and the people surrounding me and working with me. And now I do it again! For one part it is more difficult, as when you stay on the same bike you get better and better and better as you know more secrets and get to the maximum more easily.



For another part, you have the challenge and the excitement. I have this extra challenge and excitement the rest of the riders do not have. You lose for one part but you gain for another.






What do you expect from the new Repsol Honda bike?



It was all great at the Valencia test, the first time I jumped onto the Honda, and the second time in Jerez, everything was unbelievable in the team. The team is so big, so professional, everything is perfect and they took care of all the details. They paid me a lot of attention, they looked after me a lot, they brought me all that I ask for and that is very important.



I feel loved by them and for the moment everything is like that. The feeling on the bike is fantastic right now. I think, obviously, I still need to improve my riding style on the bike, I still need to make the bike more in my style but the beginning has been great.





How big is the desire to win a fourth World Championship?



I do not know if I will be ready to fight for the world title from the first season at Honda. For sure, I am going to try to be the best prepared for the first race in Qatar [on 10 March] but it is not that simple, and even more now we have just three or four tests before the beginning of the season.



You have to fight against Marc Márquez, who is a very good rider and it will be the sixth or seventh year on the same bike. It is very complicated, and not only him, I have to fight with Andrea Dovizioso, who is with his seventh year in Ducati, and Valentino Rossi, who has more than ten years with Yamaha. So, there are a lot of riders with a lot of experience with their own bikes that will be very difficult to beat. I do not know if I will be ready.




How will it be, racing alongside Marc Márquez?



If you speak about the numbers, it is clear we are one of the strongest couples in MotoGP history. Numbers don’t lie. For victories, for World Championships, for talent and for speed but for the moment it is obvious for me I have to go with a lot of humility, I need to be very humble and try to learn as much as possible from the people around me in the team and also form Marc as he has a lot of experience with this bike.





What will success be for you in 2019?



My life is a success overall and, in general, I am a lucky boy, a lucky person to be able to do what I love and to be able to have, until now, a very successful career with a lot of championships and a lot of victories. More than when I was a kid, I never expected to get so much as I do now.



As I always say, after my first World Championship at MotoGP, everything that comes after is extra like a present. Obviously, I will try to get the maximum, and the maximum is to win but for sure it is going to be very complicated and for now I am not he favourite for the championship of course. But everything is possible in MotoGP.

 

 




 Red Bull Media - also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/jorge-lorenzo-team-swith-shocked-motogp---184791.html

03.01.2019 / MaP

More News

MotoGP Grand Prix Commission make important changes to 2019 rules
05.12.2018
In a meeting held in Madrid on 30th November 2018, Dorna Chairman Carmelo Ezpeleta was joined fellow Grand Prix Commission Messrs. Paul Duparc (FIM), Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) and Mike Trimby (IRTA), as well as Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), Mike Webb (Race Director) and Danny Aldridge (Technical Director) being present to decide important changes to more >>
Valentino Rossi-Fantribüne auch 2019 bei der MotoGP Sachsenring
04.12.2018
•    Tribünen T3/1 und T4 auch 2019 VR46 Official Fanclub Tribünen•    Jeder Fan auf den Rossi-Tribünen erhält ein exklusives FanpaketValentino Rossi-Fans k& more >>
Takkaki Nakagami leads Honda armada as testing concludes in Jerez
29.11.2018
Jerez Test Final Day LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami signed off the season in spectacular style as he topped the timesheets on the final day of testing in Jerez. Riding injured team-mate Cal Crutchlow’s 2 more >>
KTM close 2018 MotoGP year with productive Jerez test
29.11.2018
MotoGP 2018 – IRTA Test JerezTwo more days of essential set-up work and data gathering for the 2019 FIM MotoGP season took place at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain yesterday and today. The final test of 2018 saw more >>
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team sign off from 2018 in style
29.11.2018
The PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team enjoyed a successful final test of the year as they continued their preparations for 2019 with a two-day session at the Jerez Circuit - Angel Nieto. Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo today took further steps forward in their adaptation to the Yamaha, each showing great potential as they ended the test in 6th and 12th place respectively. more >>
Movistar Yamaha Make Steps on Final 2018 Test Day in Jerez
29.11.2018
Today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team have completed the Jerez MotoGP Official Test, the last riding day of 2018. Continuing their testing schedule, Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi spent the allotted time making a final assessment of the new engine specs, setting the 3rd and 11th fastest time of the day respectively. more >>
Jerez MotoGP Test day 2 classification
29.11.2018
MOTOGP 3 day testJEREZ DE LA FRONTERAThursday, November 29th   2018Session 2 as of 29/11/20181         NAKAGAMI, Takaaki     LCR Honda IDEMI more >>
Super Sixth for Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing's Morbidelli on First Day of Jerez Test
28.11.2018
The PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team kicked off a two-day test at Jerez today, their final track outing of 2018 before the winter break. After their promising debut with the Yamaha YRZ-M1 at Valencia, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo continue their adaptation at the Spanish track and continue to improve their feeling. more >>
Movistar Yamaha Continue Development on Test Day 1 in Jerez
28.11.2018
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi were back in action today at the Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto for the first day of the Jerez MotoGP Official Test. They continued to compare the new engine evolution, taking 4th and 17th place respectively in today's rankings. more >>
Nakagami fastest Honda at Jerez MotoGP test day 1
28.11.2018
MotoGP Jerez Test Day OneWednesday, November 28th 2018 The final on-track action of 2018 sees the LCR Honda IDEMITSU Team testing their RC213V prototype at the Angel Nieto-Jerez Circuit in southern Spai more >>
Own a MotoGP KTM RC16 and a special piece of our racing history
28.11.2018
Chances like this do not come along too often: KTM is releasing two of their ground breaking MotoGP KTM RC16 race bikes for sale. The motorcycle comes as part of a special ‘pack’ to ensure an exclusive and special MotoGP experience for the most avid of racing fans  more >>
Jerez MotoGP Test day 1 classification
28.11.2018
Jerez MotoGP Test 1Session 1 Wednesday, November 28th 20181         PETRUCCI, Danilo     Ducati Team     1:37.968      &nbs more >>
MotoGP 2 day test Jerez is underway
28.11.2018
MotoGP 2 day testJerez de la FronteraWednesday, November 28th  2018The last MotoGP test of the year is already underway. Follow all the Jerez Test times with Live Timing! more >>
Erfolgreicher Vorverkaufsbeginn für MotoGP Sachsenring
26.11.2018
•    Vorverkauf für HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Sachsenring läuft seit dem Wochenende•    Am ersten Wochenende bereits mehr als 13.000 Tickets verkauftDer Ticketvorver more >>
Jerez MotoE Test classification
25.11.2018
Jerez MotoE Test classificationSession 9 as of 25/11/2018 Combined days   Combined Sessions  1DI MEGLIO, MikeEG 0.0 Marc VDS1:52.1609 / 92SMITH, BradleyOne Energy Racing1:52.2720.1120.112 more >>
LCR E-Team complete first test session in Jerez
25.11.2018
Jerez de la Frontera Test Session After many years of successes across the classes in the MotoGP World Championships, LCR embarks on a new adventure in 2019, with the creation of the LCR E-Team, which will take part in the inaugural more >>
Ticketvorverkauf für MotoGP Sachsenring 2019 startet
22.11.2018
•    Karten für den Motorrad Grand Prix im Vorverkauf günstiger •    Vorverkauf beginnt am 24. November Der Ticketvorverkauf für den HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix von more >>
Elf, une marque de Total, s’associe avec le team KTM Tech3 en MotoGP et Moto2
22.11.2018
La saison 2019 marquera le début d’une nouvelle association entre deux grands noms de la compétition moto. Total, avec sa marque Elf, et le team KTM Tech 3 uniront en effet leurs forces dans les championnats du monde MotoGP et Moto2. Un nouveau partenariat de trois ans, aussi excitant et stimulant pour le pétrolier français que pour l’équipe de Gra more >>
KTM get 2019 MotoGP underway after first pre-season test at Valencia
21.11.2018
MotoGP IRTA Test 2018 – ValenciaCircuit Ricardo Tormo (ESP)Red Bull KTM made their first laps with the 2019 spec KTM RC16 on Tuesday and Wednesday at Valencia and the Ricardo Tormo circuit that was scene of their fa more >>
Promising Start for PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team in Valencia
21.11.2018
Malaysian outfit complete first test as a MotoGP team with excellent feeling, as Franco Morbidelli laps 6th fastest and Fabio Quartararo 17th after first two days of 2019 preseason.After an exciting first day yesterday, the PETRON more >>
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Conclude Positive Valencia Test
21.11.2018
Despite having to sit out the first three hours of available track time in the pit box again, waiting for the riding conditions to improve, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were able to complete most of their testing programme on the second day of testing at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo. more >>
Nakagami ends Valencia test in excellent eight place
21.11.2018
21 November 2018| Valencia Test - Day Two The LCR Honda IDEMITSU Team completed the second of two days testing at the Valencia circuit in Spain on Wednesday, with positive results for their Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami. more >>
Valencia MotoGP test day 2 classification
21.11.2018
MotoGP Valencia Test 2019Session 2 as of 21/11/20181         VIÑALES, Maverick     Yamaha Factory Racing     1:30.757           more >>
2019 MotoGP Valencia test day 2 started - videopass
21.11.2018
  Be the first to see the riders in their 2019 colours and follow two full days of more >>
Historic Day for PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team as MotoGP Adventure Begins
20.11.2018
It was a day to remember today for the PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, where the Malaysian outfit took its first steps in the MotoGP World Championship with Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo. more >>
Movistar Yamaha Top Day 1 at Valencia Test
20.11.2018
After a one-day break, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team returned to the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana - Ricardo Tormo to commence the 2019 pre-season. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi concluded the first day of the Valencia MotoGP Official Test in first and third place respectively. more >>
Nakagami delighted with new bike in first day of testing for 2019
20.11.2018
Valencia Test - Day One With the 2018 MotoGP season coming to a close for the LCR Honda IDEMITSU Team at Valencia on Sunday, just two days later and the first preparations began in earnest for 2019 with an official test at the more >>
Stefan Bradl completes testing day at Valencia for LCR
20.11.2018
Valencia Test - Day OneStefan Bradl’s stand-in duties for the LCR Honda CASTROL Team continued at Valencia on Tuesday, despite the 2018 season coming to a close on Sunday. With Cal Crutchlow still absent due to the ankle i more >>
Valencia MotoGP test day 1 results - rain stopped session 1
20.11.2018
MotoGP Valencia Test 2019 session 1Tuesday, November 20th  2018The first 2019 preseason test day has been completed and it was Maverick Viñales (Yamaha Factory Racing) who topped the times, setting the quickest more >>
Valencia MotoGP Test - 10 talking points about the future
20.11.2018
LIVE from Valencia test HERE  and get your VIDEO PASS motogp.com share 10 of the key points to look out for at the Valencia test, which commences on Tuesday 20th and more >>
Marc Márquez extends record winning sequence in the BMW M Award
19.11.2018
- fastest qualifier in MotoGP™ in the BMW M anniversary season.• Marc Márquez wins the BMW M Award for the sixth time running. • The winning car for 2018: BMW M3 CS (combined fuel con more >>
Espargaro walks MotoGP podium - History made in Valencia
18.11.2018
RACE 19th Rd. MotoGP 2018 – Communitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo (ESP)Sunday, November 18th  2018Red Bull KTM reached several milestones at a soaking Grand Prix of Valencia as Pol Espargaro rode more >>
KTM Moto 2 and Moto3 Valencia races
18.11.2018
RACE 19th Rd. MotoGP 2018 – Communitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo (ESP)Sunday, November 18th  2018Moto2 & Moto3Red Bull KTM Ajo& more >>
Zarco Seals Independent Rider’s Title in Valencia
18.11.2018
 - Syahrin Wraps Up Rookie Season with Another Impressive Top 10The Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo showed a solid ultimate Grand Prix of the 2018 season today in Valencia. Both, Johann Zarco and Hafizh Syahrin did brave to get through a very trick more >>
Dramatic End to Movistar Yamaha`s Run at Drenched Valencia GP
18.11.2018
2018 MotoGP Spain - ValenciaThe Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were unlucky to score just three points at the Grand Prix of Valencia today, despite both riders showing a very impressive pace in the wet.Valentino Rossi ha more >>
Stefan Bradl bags top10 finish in Valencia
18.11.2018
Valencia Grand PrixStefan Bradl ensured the LCR Honda CASTROL Team enjoyed a fine finish to the 2018 season as he claimed a top-10 finish at the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday. With team-mate Takaaki Nakagami ending as to more >>
Nakagami is top independent rider in Valencia
18.11.2018
Valencia Grand PrixLCR Honda IDEMITSU rookie Takaaki Nakagami ended the 2018 MotoGP season in spectacular style as he was the top independent finisher at the Valencia Grand Prix. Heavy rain on Sunday en more >>
MotoGP Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana race classification
18.11.2018
GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANAMotoGP  RACE Classification 2018 Cheste, Sunday, November 18, 20181    25    42    Alex RINS    SPA   more >>
Valencia MotoGP race stopped but to be restarted
18.11.2018
UPDATE: Grid positions based on standings as of lap 13. Race to be restarted for 14 laps!Race stopped due to track conditions... A massive shame that the weather has taken a turn for the worse... it was shaping up to be a battle royale up the front more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright