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Lorenzo: 'Interesting' HRC visit will help this weekend

Jorge Lorenzo confident some of the work done at a recent HRC visit will help him at this weekend's Catalunya MotoGP 'and some for the future'.

Jorge Lorenzo has described his recent visit to HRC headquarters as "very interesting... we were able to work on many things, some which will help this weekend and some for the future.”

The triple MotoGP champion flew to Japan for direct talks with Honda engineers following a best finish of just eleventh place in the opening six rounds.

Lorenzo is yet to feel comfortable and confident on the RC213V, struggling to control weight transfer on corner entry. Seat modifications, which provided the final piece in the puzzle at Ducati last year, have been unsuccessful so far.

"We have decided to try improving Jorge’s ergonomics problems by organising a trip to Japan, " team manager Alberto Puig explained prior to the visit.

"We thought it was a good idea to talk directly with the engineers and to analyse more deeply the problems he is having, trying to get a better position for him on the bike."

The future Lorenzo parts should include the one available fairing update allowed for each rider during the season.

The Spaniard, winner at Mugello last season, was only 13th and over 20 seconds from victory in this year's race.

It's a pattern he hopes won't be repeated in his home Barcelona round, where he won by 4.5s in Ducati colours a year ago.

“After a mixed weekend in Mugello, I am hoping that we can do good work this weekend in Barcelona," Lorenzo said.

"We will keep working at our maximum to close the gap to the front.

"We also have a test after the race, which I am looking forward to as well."

Lorenzo is currently 14th in the world championship, which team-mate Marc Marquez leads by twelve points from Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso.

HRC test rider Stefan Bradl was also at the factory last week.


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Great experience to get inside HRC #hondaracingcorporation #japan #visit #development

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