Lorenzo to replace Pedrosa and join Marquez at Repsol Honda

Ducati helped Jorge Lorenzo to his first win since 2016 on Sunday, but he has now completed a deal to ride for Repsol Honda from 2019.

Jorge Lorenzo celebrates his Mugello win   -  Getty Images

Jorge Lorenzo will team up with reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda in 2019, having finalised a switch from Ducati.

Lorenzo, a three-time champion with Yamaha, has struggled since making the switch to Ducati in 2017, finally enjoying his first win with the team in Italy on Sunday amid speculation surrounding his future.

The Spaniard said after the victory that it had changed "nothing" in terms of his plans for coming seasons.

And following the announcement of Dani Pedrosa's impending departure from Honda on Tuesday, ending an 18-year association with the outfit, Lorenzo has sealed his move to line up alongside Marquez in a formidable team.

Lorenzo will ride for Honda in 2019 and 2020. He and Marquez have won the MotoGP championship every year between them since 2012.