Honda have this morning confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo will replace Dani Pedrosa in the Repsol-backed factory MotoGP squad.
Lorenzo has spent a torrid 18 months with Ducati after switching away from Yamaha at the end of 2016 and will now join his third factory team after winning just one race for the Borgo Panigale squad.
A statement from HRC reads:
Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of three-times MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Spanish rider will join the Repsol Honda Team for the next two years.
From 2019, Lorenzo will become teammate to four-times MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez: two great champions with great talent and high hopes that will make a stronger team and contribute to the development of HRC.