Grand Prix of Spain
Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently good weather and beautiful scenery, its numerous grandstands providing the perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators. With two alternative road circuits (4,423m and 4,428m), which were resurfaced during 2005, Jerez is a popular venue used by many race teams for testing throughout the year, whilst its recently updated corporate and media facilities have proven to be a popular addition to the complex. Other facilities such as the control tower and pit boxes have also been vastly improved.
|Length||4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles|
|Longest straight||0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles|
|Resurfacing||Complete resurfacing before 2018 round|
Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 37.669s (163.0km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Time||41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
There was no doubting the commitment of Pol Espargaro nor Marc Marquez as the pair put in an impressive amount of work during the test, ending as the fifth and 15th fastest riders but most importantly with a wealth of data collected. Fresh from the Grand Prix, the Repsol Honda… read more.
Saturday at the Spanish Grand Prix saw Marc Marquez deliver when it mattered, securing fifth on the grid while Pol Espargaro showed speed to battle for the top five but was left looking for more. It was a classic Jerez day as the Gran Premio Red Bull de España began,… read more.
Consistent progress for Pol Espargaro who is hunting more one-lap speed as teammate Marc Marquez vows to recover after back-to-back crashes on Friday in Jerez. A positive morning welcomed the Repsol Honda Team to the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Pol Espargaro ending Free Practice 1 in eighth and… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team arrive in Spain with an appetite to improve after a mixed start to the season, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro ready to perform in front of their home fans. Another set of back-to-back races brings the MotoGP World Championship straight from Portugal down to Jerez de… read more.
The 2021 MotoGP World Championship season officially comes to an end as the winter testing ban comes into place after two busy days in Jerez, Espargaro a fighting fourth. The Repsol Honda Team continued to follow their testing regime on the second day in Jerez, Pol Espargaro leading the way… read more.
After his heavy fall in Valencia, Espargaro was reunited with his Honda RC213V for the final test of calendar 2021. Still in some discomfort, Pol Espargaro was nevertheless back on track as preparations for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season begin in Jerez. Thursday after the last Grand Prix of… read more.
The first in-season test of 2021 was a positive experience for Pol Espargaro, providing a clear direction to follow in the upcoming races. Monday after the Gran Premio Red Bull de España offered the MotoGP class their first in-season testing day of 2021. There was a brief disruption early in… read more.
Incidents during the day for both Repsol Honda Team riders left Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez unable to deliver on their full potential over one lap. Saturday at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España began with the ever-important Free Practice 3 session, a final chance to earn a direct… read more.
On the eve of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez prepare to take the Repsol and Honda partnership across the 1000th race start barrier together. A relationship which began in 1995 has flourished and become the reference point in Grand Prix racing over the… read more.
Times were tight at the top of the time sheets as another weekend of premier class action began in Jerez, Pol Espargaro ending the day 14th with Marc Marquez less than 0.2s behind in 16th. There were clear skies throughout the day as the MotoGP World Championship continued the 2021… read more.
After an emotional return to MotoGP in Portimao, Marc Marquez’s rehabilitation continues in Jerez as Pol Espargaro aims to make amends for the previous round. Heading to the iconic Jerez de la Frontera for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, the MotoGP World Championship is primed for another exciting… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team forged ahead in Andalucia, the incredible efforts of Marc and Alex Marquez and their teams unfortunately unrewarded as Alex aims for a spirited comeback on Sunday. All eyes were on the Repsol Honda Team garage as the second day of the Gran Premio Red Bull de… read more.
Progress continues for rookie Alex Marquez around the familiar Jerez circuit as he closes the distance to the front. For the first time in Grand Prix racing history, two races in the same season were held back-to-back at the same circuit as the Andalucia GP began. Despite the different name,… read more.
Alex Marquez prepares for back-to-back races as reigning World Champion Marc Marquez undergoes surgery on his broken right humerus in Barcelona. After falling heavily on Sunday, Marc Marquez was diagnosed with a broken right humerus and travelled to Barcelona on Monday to the Hospital Universitari Dexeus. Dr Xavier Mir and… read more.
Points and top rookie honours for Alex Marquez as Marc Marquez’s miraculous comeback is cut short. 245 days since the 2019 Valencia GP, the MotoGP World Championship roared back to life at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España as the premier class made a welcome return to racing. Temperatures… read more.
The first MotoGP Qualifying session of 2020 was characterised by blazing temperatures and scorching lap times, Marc Marquez earning a front row while Alex Marquez learned from his first MotoGP Qualifying session. Action continued uninterrupted at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España on Saturday as the 2020 MotoGP World… read more.
From the moment the flag dropped on Free Practice One, Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez and their respective sides of the Repsol Honda Team garage worked to maximise their return to Grand Prix action. Having gotten back up to MotoGP speeds during Wednesday’s test, the Repsol Honda Team worked towards Sunday… read more.
The drought of MotoGP action has finally broken in Jerez as Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez returned to the circuit for a productive day of testing ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. With new protocols and ways of working in place, the Repsol Honda Team restarted their 2020 MotoGP World… read more.
As the world continues to work together and adapt to new ways of living, Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez arrive in Jerez for the start of the MotoGP World Championship. When the lights go out on Sunday, July 19th, it will be 245 days since the MotoGP World Championship grid… read more.
Midday rain meant the final day of testing in 2019 was cut short, teams making the most of the morning before the conditions worsened. With the forecast looking bleak, Marc Marquez was among the first riders on track in Jerez as the final day of 2019 commenced. An early in… read more.
With another 139 laps completed; the Repsol Honda Team made the most of valuable track time as the final test session of 2019 commences. Joining the on-track action shortly after 11am Local Time, Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez began the final test of 2019 in Jerez. The goal for this… read more.
The post-race Jerez Test gave Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo a chance to explore a number of potential setup options and development parts for the Honda RC213V. After claiming his second win of the 2019 season, Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team immediately got back to work at the… read more.
Marc Marquez becomes first repeat premier class winner of 2019 as he storms to victory in Jerez, Jorge Lorenzo returning to the points. Fans flooded the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto from early in the morning, eager to see what would happen at the Gran Premio Red Bull de… read more.
Objectives met for Marc Marquez as he prepares to attack the Gran Premio Red Bull de España from the front row, teammate Jorge Lorenzo crashes unharmed. Both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were able to advance through directly to Q2 after an incredibly close Free Practice 3 session. Cooler morning… read more.
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo well inside the top ten after a strong opening day on home soil. Strong sun throughout Friday practice at the Spanish GP highlighted the new Jerez tarmac as the Repsol Honda Team made the most of every moment on the familiar track. Only challenged for… read more.
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo are ready to resume their challenge on Spanish soil as 300th MotoGP race looms. The MotoGP World Championship touches down in Europe for the first time in 2019, the Spanish GP marking the 300th MotoGP race after the class was introduced in 2002. Honda machines have taken… read more.
The MotoGP riders completed the second and final day of testing during the last testing session of the year at Jerez de La Frontera in Spain, with Marc Marquez second fastest and just 0.025” off fellow HRC rider Takaaki Nakagami. Marc and Jorge Lorenzo took advantage of another day in… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team started their final test of 2018 today, before the mandatory winter break. The first day of the two-day session, held at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), was blessed by perfect weather conditions. Only in the morning were the asphalt and air temperatures a bit chilly, prompting… read more.
Fresh from yesterday’s masterful win, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was back on track in Jerez today for a one-day post-race test. Fortunately, teammate Dani Pedrosa, who had bruised his right leg crashing out of the race, was also able to complete his test schedule. Dani managed 75 laps with a… read more.
A masterful race performance by Marc Marquez at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto earned him and the Repsol Honda Team a second consecutive win and the leadership in both the Rider and Constructor Classifications. This was the 63rd win of Marc’s career and his 37th in MotoGP (equalling Mike Hailwood’s… read more.
Dani Pedrosa put in an amazing performance today at the newly resurfaced Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto to take second behind fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow, who also set the track’s new pole record. Marc Marquez will start from the fifth spot on the grid. The reigning World Champion missed… read more.
Dani Pedrosa set the second fastest time at the end of a sunny opening day of the Spanish Grand Prix, just 28 thousandths of a second off provisional pole-setter and fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow. Dani greatly improved his speed and pace from the morning FP1 session, which he had… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team has returned to Europe, to Southern Spain, for Round 4 of the MotoGP Championship, fresh from Marc Marquez’s maiden win of the season in Austin, with which he equalled Mick Doohan (Mugello, 1993-1998) and Casey Stoner (Phillip Island, 2007-2012) with six consecutive premier-class victories at the… read more.
After yesterday’s dominant 1-2 result by Pedrosa and Marquez (which, following Marc’s victory in Austin, with Dani third, made it back-to-back double-podium finishes for the Repsol Honda Team), the pair was back on track today at Jerez for a one-day test, with air and ground temperatures of 29° and 43°… read more.
Dani Pedrosa took a master-class victory at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, starting from pole position, leading the race from the first corner to the chequered flag, and setting the race’s fastest lap on the way to taking his 30th win in MotoGP, the 53rd in his career.… read more.
Dani Pedrosa took a stunning pole position, his 29th in MotoGP and the 47th in his career, edging teammate Marc Marquez by just half a tenth in a breath-taking battle for the top spot during the final minutes of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España qualifying in Jerez. Cal… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team has returned to Europe following the first three overseas races, fresh from a victory and a podium finish in Austin, and determined to continue the good work in order to keep fighting at the front. A Michelin test was planned today at Le Mans (France), but… read more.
One week after a positive showing at the official test in Australia, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Jerez, Spain, for a private test. The schedule initially foresaw two days of work, but recent rain made for less-than-ideal track conditions on Friday, prompting the team to… read more.
Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Jerez for a one-day Official Post-Race Test, finding sunny and fair weather conditions that were similar to yesterday’s race, with air and ground temperatures of 27° and 42° C, respectively. The Repsol Honda men worked on HRC’s… read more.
Today Marc Marquez qualified on the MotoGP front row for the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain, in a hard-fought and very close session. Marquez and his team worked hard to find the best setup for the Andalusian track, trying some modifications even after FP4. The changes proved positive and… read more.
Following a double podium in Argentina and Marc Marquez’s success in Texas, the Repsol Honda Team prepare for the first European round of 2016 while leading the Riders, Constructors and Team standings. The Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain will be held on Sunday at the iconic Jerez Circuit, which… read more.
The final three day test of the year has ended in Jerez, Spain, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa collecting valuable information for the HRC technicians to return to Japan with to analyse. Both riders spent the majority of this test on the 2016 specification bike and Magneti… read more.
With the testing ban coming into effect of 1st December, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took to the track today in Jerez for the first day of the three-day test. A cold fresh morning greeted them but they were blessed with good weather all day remaining dry and… read more.
Fresh from yesterday’s Spanish GP, Repsol Honda Team riders Marc Marquez and Hiroshi Aoyama were back on track in Jerez today working on HRC’s testing programme. Due to fatigue from his injury and in order to give him a chance to recover, Marc – who finished second yesterday – only… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez produced a stellar performance to close the gap in the Championship with a well earned second place at the GP of Spain in front of 122,000 spectators. Teammate Hiroshi Aoyama unfortunately crashed out of the race but thankfully escaped serious injury. It was a frantic start… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez battled through the pain barrier caused by his broken little finger and netted a front row spot for tomorrow’s twenty seven lap race, starting in second. Teammate Hiroshi Aoyama will start from the 6th row in 16th place. Temperatures rose again today in Andalusia to 31ºC… read more.
Despite riding with a broken left little finger, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has had an optimistic first day in the GP of Spain finishing third in the combined times with teammate Hiroshi Aoyama placing 20th. In this morning’s FP1 session, Marc eased back into his rhythm as he adapted to… read more.
After another double podium in yesterday’s Spanish GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track today in Jerez, Andalucia for the first official post-race test of the season. Both riders went out on track at 10:10am and set to work on their testing programmes planned by HRC. Yesterday’s… read more.
World Champion Marc Marquez takes his fourth win from pole – from the first four races of 2014 – and becomes the first rider to win the Spanish GP from pole since Capirossi in 2006. Teammate Dani Pedrosa takes third, missing out on second place by just 0.098s to Valentino… read more.
Marc Marquez, marking his 100th GP start here in Jerez, now celebrates a 59% ratio of poles in all MotoGP starts (13 in 22 races) after clinching the top spot for the Spanish GP, breaking the lap record en route with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third under scorching weather conditions.… read more.
Under blisteringly hot weather conditions in Spain, both riders went out on track this morning looking for the best setup for the twisty Andalusian track. Both Marc and Dani spent the morning session on the soft rear Bridgestone tyre, as the track was still quite ‘green’ and the asphalt just… read more.
Today in the Grand Prix of Spain in front of 111,259 spectators, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa completed a perfect race to take his first victory of the 2013 season. Teammate Marc Marquez enjoyed a fantastic battle with Jorge Lorenzo, passing him in the final corner to take a thrilling second… read more.