Buriram, EN runganSport — Ducati Team rider, Jorge Lorenzo will move to Repsol Honda next year.
Lorenzo arrived after Dani Pedrosa decided to retire at the end of the 2018 season.
Lorenzo will play with other Spaniards, Marc Marquez for the next two seasons.
X-Fuera admitted “grateful” because Marquez did not block his way to move to Honda starting next year.
Lorenzo even confirmed that he owed Marquez the “welcome” attitude of the Cervera rider.
“For me this means Maquez really believes in himself and he doesn’t want to show any weaknesses,” Lorenzo said when interviewed by AutoSport.
“I owe him the fact that I was able to sign a contract with Honda smoothly because at that time I was in a difficult condition,” he continued.
Lorenzo denied he would be forced into another choice if Marquez blocked his move to Honda.
Referring to Yamaha’s new satellite team, SIC Petronas, Lorenzo explained “I want to continue the race, so I will choose another possibility that I am still open.
I feel better than before and will be very ashamed to say goodbye in such a situation,” he added. (DN/eV)