June 6, 2018 - Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) today announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (31 years old), who will sign-on with Repsol Honda Team as a factory*1 rider to compete in the FIM*2 Road Racing World Championship MotoGP class from the beginning of 2019 for two years.
Since debuting in the MotoGP class in 2008, Jorge Lorenzo has had a remarkable career, winning the championship title three times, in 2010, 2012 and 2015.
HRC plans to announce details of its factory team for 2019 at a later date.
- *1Honda factory team operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC)
- *2FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme