Repsol Honda Team revealed its new team of the 2019 MotoGP season. The presentation was held in Madrid. HRC becomes the second team to unveil its 2019 livery after Ducati. Present at the event were both main riders of HRC- Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo.
#25RepsolHonda: @HRC_MotoGP present 2019 bike in Madrid@micksdoohan and @criville_alex joined @marcmarquez93 and @lorenzo99 on stage as Repsol Honda unveiled their 2019 RC213V#MotoGP | 📰 https://t.co/SPbiFZk1DF pic.twitter.com/0QTMS8YJBe
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) January 23, 2019
Lorenzo was seen in the Repsol Honda colors for the first time after he switched teams. Even though the Spaniard went through surgery only recently, he was present at the event.
As far as the new livery is concerned, not much has changed for Honda in this season. Of course, we now see the popular #99 on Lorenzo’s bike replacing Pedrosa’s #26.
Marquez has been a lucky charm for Honda. He has won the world championship in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. With the sort of pace he’s climbing up the ladder and breaking and setting new world records, he is going to win many more world championships in the future. Marquez is also recovering from a shoulder surgery that he had in December last year and is expecting to hit the track at the Sepang test in early February.
Past. Present. Future. #25RepsolHonda
— Repsol Honda Team (@HRC_MotoGP) January 23, 2019
On the other hand, Lorenzo is going to miss the Sepang test as his fractured scaphoid bone in his left wrist needs a lot more time to heal. He and Honda are optimistic to him attending the final testing in Qatar.
The 2019 MotoGP season is going to be filled with thrill and many emotions. We are pretty excited about it and can’t wait for it to kick off in March. The first race, just like last year, will take place in Qatar.