Recovery progressing for the Repsol Honda newcomer.
Jorge Lorenzo believes his physical condition has improved ahead of Argentina’s second round of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship this weekend.
An injury riddled pre-season that saw him undergo surgery on a broken wrist was only intensified when the Repsol Honda newcomer crashed heavily during qualifying at Qatar’s season-opener, battering him for the first encounter of the year.
With three weeks to recover, the multi-time world champion is optimistic of the ‘new opportunity’ his RC213V will offer at the Termas de Rio Hondo venue.
“Despite not finishing where we wanted, Qatar showed that we have a lot of potential with the Honda,” said Lorenzo. “Argentina will give us a chance to continue to improve on the bike.
“I have been focusing fully on my recovery between races, the wrist is feeling better and the pain in my ribs has also improved a lot since the race. In the past Argentina has not been one of my strongest circuits, but the Honda presents a new opportunity.”
Lorenzo pushed through for a 13th place finish at Qatar in what was his racing debut with the Repsol Honda operation.