Marc Márquez holds three consecutive second positions from his last three visits to the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit , where he has also achieved a MotoGP victory in 2014 and a 125cc triumph in 2010.
After six races, the Repsol Honda Team rider leads the overall standings with a 12-point lead -the largest of the season so far.
Jorge Lorenzo won the 2019 Catalan Grand Prix and has four further victories there, plus a win in 250cc. He has returned from a visit to Japan following the Italian GP.
2019 Catalunya GP - Rider statements
We arrive in good form after Mugello. The bike and I are in a very good position now, I was able to rest a little between races and I’m back to full strength. There’s always a bit more excitement heading into a home GP and it’s always a great pleasure to ride in front of all the fans. I’m hopeful of another strong result here in Catalunya to continue the work we’ve been doing.
After a mixed weekend in Mugello, I am hoping that we can do good work this weekend in Barcelona. We will keep working at our maximum to close the gap to the front. We also have a test after the race, which I am looking forward to as well. I had a very interesting trip to Japan and we were able to work on many things, some which will help this weekend and some for the future.