Spaniard 18th fastest on opening day of MotoGP testing at Valencia.
Multi-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo has made his debut with Repsol Honda at the opening day of Valencia’s post-season MotoGP test in Spain.
After completing a two-year stint with Ducati at the weekend, where he finished 12th for ninth in the standings, the Spaniard completed his initial laps aboard the championship-winning RC213V before rain called for a premature end to the day.
The number 99 logged 30 laps with a best time of 1m32.959s, granting him 18th overall on the day – 1.543s off the fastest time set by Maverick Vinales (Yamaha Factory Racing).
Missing four of the last five grand prix, Lorenzo is still nursing a wrist injury, which he believes improved drastically in recent weeks, ultimately allowing him the race the season finale on Sunday along with this week’s two-day test.