Jorge Lorenzo signed a two-year contract with Honda, starting next season. This came as a surprise because it was expected that after scoring his first win on his Ducati at Mugello this year, Lorenzo must have pleased the Italian team and would continue to ride in Red. However, that is clearly not the case anymore.
Lorenzo got onboard Ducati in 2017. But, as we all know, he hasn’t been able to perform at his best ever since. Over this period of time, Lorenzo had faced difficulties in understanding the Desmosedici. It was not until the 2018 Italian GP at Mugello, where Lorenzo was back in the game and fought for the first place. This was his first win after joining Ducati in 2017.
It was not hidden that prior to the race at Mugello, Ducati said that it will decide Lorenzo’s future after seeing him perform at the Italian GP. After Lorenzo won, we were expecting Ducati and Lorenzo to continue their relationship.
So, now it’s clear that Lorenzo will no longer race for Ducati. He will be replacing Dani Pedrosa to ride a Honda aside reigning world champion Marc Marquez. Pedrosa, who has been a part of Honda team for last 13 years, wasn’t having a great season, and after his depreciating performance, Honda decides to finally let him go.