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 142 wins in that time and both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will be fighting to make it 143 in Jerez.
After the difficulties of Austin, Marc Marquez arrives in Jerez aiming to get his title defence back on track. With six podiums and two wins to his name in the premier class at the track. The Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto is the perfect staging ground for Marquez to attack his nine-point deficit in the championship battle.
Jorge Lorenzo is one of the only riders with a better record at Jerez than Marquez, the five-time champion having secured three wins and eight podiums in the premier class at the iconic circuit. A now fully fit Jorge Lorenzo is out for a strong weekend at the familiar Jerez circuit after being careful to avoid further injury in the opening races.
Stefan Bradl will join the MotoGP grid once again on a fifth Honda RC213V as the HRC test rider participates as a wildcard.
Free Practice 1 begins at 09:55 Local Time on Friday, May 03.
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… read more.
|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 36.880s (164.3km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)|
|Race Lap||1m 38.051s (162.3km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Time||41m 08.685s (161.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|2019 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|