Repsol Honda factory MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo believes he can help Honda make the RC213V a more user-friendly bike, after qualifying in seventeenth position for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
The Spaniard has struggled to adapt to the Honda after his highly anticipated move from Ducati. The physical nature of the Honda, on paper, was always going to be a struggle for Lorenzo.
However, the three-time MotoGP World Champion believes that he can turn the bike around and make it easier to ride as he did with the M1 at Yamaha and Desmosedici at Ducati.
“I’m not particularly interested to helping the other riders,” began Lorenzo. “And the other riders, if you ask them, they will tell you that they follow their way.
“But I believe, I did it with other factories. I’m a very sensitive rider, with a lot of experience. If I can improve my feeling on this bike and make it easier. this will benefit the speed and the comfort of other riders.
“If we can make more smooth bike in the acceleration, that can make the bike stop better in the entry of the corner, then Marc can also go faster. But I think the goal with Honda is to try to, in a very competitive category, at least to try to make firsts and seconds, this is the goal. Try to make the bike that is competitive with other riders.”
As for what he can do in tomorrow’s 23-lap-race, the Spaniard simply said: “Tomorrow we will see what happens at this physical track.”