- Jorge Lorenzo has responded to Aleix Espargaro’s claim that beating reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez at Honda will be “impossible” (Twitter

- The new Honda rider has also closed his racing museum in Andorra two years after it opened (AS.com, in Spanish)

- 2019 teammate Marquez has targeted being in “perfect shape” for the Qatar pre-season tests as he prepares to ride a bike for the first time since sustaining his shoulder injury (La Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)

- Idalio Gavira is set to become Valentino Rossi's new rider coach with Roberto Locatelli joining the VR46 academy as coach to the young riders (GPone.com

Five Storylines to look out for in MotoGP 2019