HRC sign Jorge Lorenzo, Petrucci in Ducati for 2019

HRC sign Jorge Lorenzo, Petrucci in Ducati for 2019

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Jorge Lorenzo
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Honda Racing Corporation announced officially 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.

The news comes only a day after Honda announced that it will end its relationship with Dani Pedrosa at the end of 2018.

Honda Racing Corporation announced officially the signing of Jorge Lorenzo

Meanwhile, Ducati announced it has reached an agreement with Danilo Petrucci and he will drive for the team in 2019.

“It goes without saying that for me, being part of the factory team is a dream come true,” said Danilo Petrucci. “It’s a great honour to become an official rider for the Ducati Team, especially for someone like me who started in Ducati as a production motorcycle test rider. First of all, I would like to thank Paolo Campinoti and Francesco Guidotti, who gave me the chance four years ago to race on a Ducati for the Pramac Racing Team. Without them, all this would not have been possible.”

“I also want to thank the managers of Ducati and Ducati Corse – Claudio Domenicali, Gigi Dall’Igna and Paolo Ciabatti. They appreciated me first as a person and then as a rider. And I really can’t wait to start this new adventure in the factory team. Now all I want to do is to finish the year in the top five in the standings. And then start the new season with the Ducati Team.”

 

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