What's the story?
In case you didn't know...
Repsol Honda announced earlier in January 2019 that the team would be launching the team's updated livery for the upcoming season, which interestingly, would also be Jorge Lorenzo's first appearance in Repsol Honda's colours.
Marc Marquez would be teaming up with his Spanish compatriot Jorge Lorenzo for the upcoming season after the latter made a surprising move to the Japanese company after he failing to perform with the Ducati machine.
Both the riders are currently recovering from surgery but would be participating in the season's opener in Qatar. Regarding the records between the iconic duo, Marquez and Lorenzo hold twelve world championships together.
The heart of the matter
Repsol Honda unveiled the team's latest livery alongside the current lineup, Mick Doohan and Alex Criville. The event highlighted the two companies' 25-year partnership, as well.
Unsurprisingly, the vehicular design didn't see a big change in the livery and is almost identical to the designs seen in the previous liveries. Notably, the 26-number of Dani Pedrosa is replaced by Jorge Lorenzo's 99.
Both the riders are excited to start the 2019 season, and we could only hope that there would be loads of close encounters for the riders' championship.
Jorge Lorenzo said, "I'm thrilled to have joined this team. The level here is incredible and I’m ready to give it the best I’ve got."
"It's been the most boring winter of my life. Not even touching my bike and after hours of recovery, I’m excited for the season to start" added Marc Marquez.
The 2019 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing season will commence in March 2019 at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, and the Japanese manufacturer would be hoping to retain both the riders' and the teams' championship.