Three-time winner Lorenzo thinks he lacks the experience to get the maximum out of their RC213V despite positive tests in 2018, also has already established his preparations for his initial season with interrupted by trauma.

Because of this, Lorenzo views Yamaha pair Maverick Vinales, as well as Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso and , as threats to the reigning winner of Marc Marquez.

“I always say that in MotoGP, whatever is possible, but obviously we need to be realistic and we need to comprehend our limitations at there,” Lorenzo told MotoGP.com’s Following the Flag when asked regarding his title aspirations for 20-19.

“four or Just three tests, it is not enough to know the bike and it’s really not going to be easy. Knowing my past injuries. Therefore, for sure, we’ll struggle a bit in Qatar and in the next two or three races.

“” I think our goal will be to enhance the bicycle to be in a position to be competitive, in order be in a position to achieve fast. If we could win good , races, and who knows, if some thing is much better than we all expected we can fight for the domain.

“However I am not one of the favorites.

“There are different bikers, such as such as Marc, obviously, that is the preferred, who needs and who has to fight for the domain, along with Dovizioso, Valentino – which is always there and also knows the bike completely – and Vinales as an example. ”

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Lorenzo, who’s recovering by an scaphoid fracture and was replaced by Stefan Bradl in the Sepang test, was invited by ’s showing at the Malaysian venue.

His former employer Ducati locked out the very best four over the last afternoon of running in Malaysia, that Lorenzo admitted was a “good sign” to the Italian manufacturer.

“However, to sure too riders appear strong – Marc mastered the very first day, Bradl and [LCR rider Takaaki] Nakagami do not look very far against the very best guys, so that’s a good sign within an always complicated track for people, which always has been Sepang.

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