For its 20-19 campaign , three-time MotoGP champion Lorenzo has changed to Honda after two seasons in Ducati, getting into a promising beginning in testing in Jerez and Valencia.
He also finished the latter evaluation just 0.039 minutes behind his new teammate Marquez, and although Lorenzo is not able to comment publicly on his advancement regarding the RC213V until next year, Marquez reported that the new comer’s initial feedback was similar to their .
In a joint meeting for Motorsport.com and MotoGP.com, five-time 500cc champion Doohan explained that Lorenzo will have nowhere to hide if he’s slower compared to Marquez – but this this is partly what he persuaded to make the move.
In addition, he predicted that Honda will probably soon be accommodating to Lorenzo’s exact needs than employer Ducati.
Doohan said:”I presume Lorenzo is in a complicated situation because he’s got a lot of pressure, but on the other hand, which would be positive because the only thing they could do would be to conquer Marc with exactly the very same weapons.
“It’s similar to when Eddie Lawson went to Honda and said that if Wayne Gardner used his same bikehe wouldn’t even be in his level. And Gardner came and won the tournament [in 1987].
“I tend to think that this really is one reason why Jorge has accepted the struggle of riding next to Marc, to know if he is able to win him. Jorge won&rsquo.
“It was seen how he adapts to Honda’s working system, because Marc was there to get more and knows every thing perfectly. However, Jorge features a lot of experience and I presume he will get used to it.
Doohan added he hopes Lorenzo – who replaces Dani Pedrosa’s clear presence – to the reverse hand of their Repsol Honda garage could spur on Marquez to reach greater heights.
“At no time of my career did I worry about who my teammate was, along with with Marc it really could be the same situation.
“If Lorenzo is faster compared to him, it won’t even be any different between that or Pedrosa, or yet another rider with a bike that is different.
“The growth should result from Honda’other hand, who will count on two good riders who are super-strong emotionally, plus they’ve different riding styles. This will make them create a bike that is competitive and look.
“Jorge can help Honda to get the bike to another amount and will show the riders who whine “
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