Really don’t think Lorenzo will want to be humiliated again like he has been this year - but he’s still Jorge Lorenzo which means he’s still an arrogant little git under it all and will want to retire with his tail between his legs even less than blundering round in 13th while Marquez wins thirty seconds up the road.
personally, having seen him “race” in 2019 I’d happily call that he’s utterly lost it and has zero chance of recovering this situation. Whether it’s injury or simply not being able to ride the Honda doesn’t matter, he shouldn’t be anywhere near that Repsol bike next year and based on the two races with LCR so far, Zarco should be on it. Lorenzo’s 2019 season is probably the single most embarrassingly awful thing I can ever recall seeing in motor racing I think. Kimi Raikkonen 2014? Nowhere close, he was close to Alonso at times and flashed frontrunning pace at Spa. Alex Zanardi in 1999? Quite unlucky really. Luca Badoer 2009? Unprepared and was never going to work. Zarco on the KTM? Nowhere near as awful, front row at Brno and getting closer to Espargaro. Iannone on the Suzuki? Podiums. Etc.