A year ago, Marc Márquez achieved victory at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, his second after a 2014 triumph at a track where he has earned seven consecutive podiums (a run stretching back to 2012).
Márquez comes into the fourth round of the year 9 points off the top of the overall standings, despite a crash that prevented him from scoring points at the previous race in the USA.
Jorge Lorenzo has ten podium finishes at the Andalusian track, five of them wins (two in 250cc and three in MotoGP), in addition to seven pole positions (two in 250cc and five in MotoGP).
On Saturday, May 4th, Lorenzo will turn 32 years old -at the circuit where he made his debut in 2002.
2019 Spanish GP - Rider's Statements
Jerez is always a special race because it is the first in Europe and there’s a lot of support from the Spanish fans. Of course we approach it the same as any weekend, with how tight the championship is we must make the most of every moment on track.
The time between America and here has seemed longer than ever, I’m looking forward to getting back out on my bike.
I have been focusing on this race since the start of the season. With limited testing, we knew the opening rounds would be rough. Jerez is one of my favourite circuits.
The surface normally has a lot of grip and this suits my style very well unlike a couple of tracks we have already visited. I am sure we can achieve a good result with the Repsol Honda Team after learning a lot in the opening rounds.