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MotoGP: Honda announces Jorge Lorenzo's two-year MotoGP deal for 2019/20

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Honda has announced Jorge Lorenzo will join Marc Marquez on a two-year deal in its factory MotoGP line-up.

As previously reported by Autosport, Honda has settled on three-time champion Lorenzo as its replacement for Dani Pedrosa, who will leave the team after 13 seasons with Honda in the premier class.

Lorenzo rode a Honda 250cc bike back in 2005, his first season in the intermediate class, and finished fifth in the standings.

After graduating to MotoGP in 2008, he spent nine years at the Yamaha factory team, winning MotoGP titles in '10, '12 and '15.

He joined Ducati last year, but results with the Italian manufacturer have proved hard to come by and it took Lorenzo until last weekend's Mugello round to claim his first win on the Desmosedici bike.

The victory, which came after a particularly difficult start to his season, lifted Lorenzo to 10th in the standing on 41 points, 54 behind future team-mate and current championship leader Marquez.

"From 2019, Lorenzo will become team-mate to four-time 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," read a short statement from Honda.

Lorenzo's deal leaves just three factory seats yet to be formally filled for the 2019-20 contract cycle.

Suzuki, which pursued Lorenzo earlier in the season, is poised to finalise an agreement with Moto2 rookie Joan Mir to replace Andrea Iannone, who has instead been tipped to take over Scott Redding's Aprilia ride.

Ducati will call up Pramac's Danilo Petrucci to partner Andrea Dovizioso.

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