Jorge Lorenzo has a great relationship with Marc Márquez. The five-time Champion was with him in the Repsol Honda team and the great camaraderie between the two is remembered, especially when Lorenzo’s retirement was confirmed at the end of 2019. This Friday, the former Yamaha assured that «Honda without Márquez, it’s like Barcelona without Messi«.
Lorenzo, now retired from the slopes, wanted to venture into a new world: YouTube. The Spanish opened his official channel, called 99Seconds, recalling their historic number, and made an in-depth analysis of what he hopes will come in the 2021 season of MotoGP, which begins this weekend at the Losail circuit.
There, Lorenzo analyzed the absence of Marc Márquez on the first two dates of the calendar and made a football comparison. In his words, “For me, Honda without Marc is like the Barcelona without Messi. In soccer there are 10 more players; on the bike, one. With which the lack of Marc is much more important for Sling that a supposed lack of Messi for Barcelona ».
He also assured that the absence of de Márquez can be ‘lightened’ with the figure of Pol Espargaro in the Japanese brand. «They have Pol, who has surprised in the Qatar tests, it seems that he has adapted very well to the bike, already Stefan bradl, who has a lot of experience and kilometers with the bike, “added the former Yamaha rider, who is no longer active after being fired from this team as a tester.
Finally, he once again emphasized that the arrival of Espargaró will be essential for Honda’s recovery this year. «Pol is very talented and has been very fast. Above all, he is super aggressive riding, especially when braking, always risking a lot, also falling a lot, he was one of the drivers who fell the most, but always very fast, “said Jorge Lorenzo to finish his analysis.
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