Although the rest of its riders are having problems adapting to its bike in 2019, Honda's only worry is to make sure that Marc Marquez is happy where he is in MotoGP.
Jorge Lorenzo's six crashes so far this season matches the number he suffered across the whole of the 2018 season with Ducati. The triple world champion did not race at Assen last Sunday after he suffered his latest shunt in practice in the Netherlands, and he will be missing when the action resumes this weekend in Germany. Lorenzo is continuing to recover from that monumental crash, which left him with two fractured vertebrae.
Missing the Assen and Sachsenring rounds will take Lorenzo's tally to six missed races out of the last thirteen, including four as a Ducati rider last season and these two for Honda so far in 2019. But Lorenzo's woes since signing for Honda are merely symptomatic of any rider trying to master the RC213V this year.