After moving from Ducati to Repsol Honda, Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has shown mixed fortunes in 2019, coming in below tenth place in the last six MotoGP races with a DNF in US. However, Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) seems to think that its latest mod to the RC213V might show some improvement in Lorenzo’s performance in the form of a pair of wings on the fuel tank.
Seen during testing at the Catalunya circuit in Spain, Lorenzo’s HRC race machine is now sprouting a pair of wings, located just above his thighs. Whether designed to be an aerodynamic aid or to give him extra leverage during sharp cornering transitions, no one really knows and HRC is, naturally tight-lipped about the whole thing.
What is certain is Lorenzo is not having a great 2019 race season, with Repsol Honda team mate and current MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez winning three races so far with two second place podiums and one retirement. While Marquez is at the top of the championship table, Lorenzo is currently languishing down in 14th place, a far cry from his three MotoGP world championships with Yamaha in 2010, 2012 and 2015.