The Spanish pilot Jorge Lorenzo has recognized that he has been surprised by the "reactivity" of his new team, the Repsol Honda, to adapt the bike, and explained that "the optimism that is breathed" around him "is very big" thanks to the fact that, together with Marc Márquez, has gathered "a lot of talent and a lot of speed" in "the most laureate team in history".
"One of the things that impressed me the most was that team's ability to react to give you what you ask. Honda took note of all my indications and in a few days they had everything ready and we had a deposit almost one hundred percent to my liking, "he said in an interview with the official media of Repsol Honda.
Thus, the presentation of the team on January 23 in Madrid will be "very special" for him. "It's generating a lot of expectation, there are 12 world titles, many victories together in the same team, and above all, a lot of talent and a lot of speed in the most decorated team in history." The optimism that is currently being breathed is very great and I think we're going to have a good time that day, "he said.
"You can not cheat, your face says it all. It's all very exciting, very new, and you enjoy it a lot. Above, if the sensations are good, you will see more in your expression, "he added in his first statements wearing the colors of the team." The color itself I like. My colors have always been white, red and black, and now orange is added. They represent success, many victories, many championships in the last 25 years. I am very proud to belong to this family and to be able to contribute my bit to make the team even more powerful, "he said.
In addition, the Balearic reiterated his pride of belonging to the "most successful team in history, which has more victories and championships." "Perhaps it is, by comparing it with a world football team, as a Barça or a Madrid. There is no team with more titles or more importance worldwide, "he said.
"25 years are a lot of sponsorship and just in the year 1995, when you started sponsoring the team, I started watching motorcycle races on television, I remember a lot of the Biaggi-Harada struggles in 250 c.c. Biaggi was my idol, but I also remember a lot of those 500 fights between Crivillé and Doohan. When Rossi signed for the Honda Repsol, when Nicky Hayden won the World Cup in 2006 … Now I will have that honor and that pleasure of being able to belong to him, "he continued.
On the other hand, he valued the change of the Ducati motorcycle to the Honda. "It came from a completely different bike, very big, very high, and the Honda, in terms of dimensions, it suited me better. It's more compact, smaller, lower, and I felt a little bit safer at the time of entering the curves, closer to the ground, and that gives me more confidence. The first impression was positive, there is a lot of potential on the bike, "he analyzed.
Finally, Lorenzo spoke of his future rivalry in the team with Marc Márquez, current MotoGP world champion. "All the pilots have our strengths and weaknesses, Marc also has them, and I will try to learn from his strengths as he supposes he will also try to learn from mine. Thus, in this way, we will push each other; I will want to beat him, he will want to beat me, and that always makes the level of the team grow and contribute technical things to the bike, "he concluded.