This weekend the Repsol Honda Team heads to Spain for the GP of Catalunya, known for the incredible atmosphere and support the home fans give their Spanish riders. One of the most modern and well-appointed circuits in Europe, Catalunya is located in the hills just 12km north of Barcelona. Its 4.7km long track features a blend of eight right-hand turns and five lefts.

Reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, has enjoyed podium finishes here in the past five years and will be looking to take his second win of this season. The Montmelò track is a favourite for teammate Dani Pedrosa who has a fantastic record here having won in all classes with a total of ten podiums. The local rider is still recovering from his recent surgery but enjoyed a strong race in Mugello taking 4th place.

After Sunday’s GP, the team will remain at the Montmelò circuit for a one day test on Monday.

Marc Marquez

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 5TH - 69 POINTS

“It was disappointing to crash out in Mugello but this can happen when you’re on the limit. This weekend we head to Catalunya for my home GP and we have a lot of work to do to prepare the bike. I’ve had good results at this track and won there last year, so will hope to do the same in front of all my fan club! Let’s hope we can have a good battle and put on a good show.”

Marc Marquez Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing Number 93
First Race 1998 “Enduro per nens”
Grand Prix Debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 168 (46 in 125cc, 32 in Moto2, 90 in MotoGP)
GP pole positions 73 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 45 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 102 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 63 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 61 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 35 x MotoGP)
First GP Win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
World titles 6 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Previous Results at Catalunya 2014 1st (MotoGP), 2013 3rd (MotoGP), 2012 3rd (Moto2), 2011 2nd (Moto2), 2010 1st (125cc), 2009 5th (Moto2), 2008 10th (125cc)

Dani Pedrosa

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 13TH - 23 POINTS

“Mugello was pretty positive as I can feel my arm improving all the time. I’ve continued my rehabilitation since the race and now we head to my home race in Montmelò. We have a busy weekend ahead as we need to work hard on the bike to solve some issues. Setup is key at this track as you spend so much time on the edge of the tyre. You can feel the energy of the fans and I hope we can take advantage of it! Let’s hope it’s nice weather and the fans can enjoy the weekend!”

Dani Pedrosa Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 29/09/1985
Birthplace Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 160 cm
Weight 51kg
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number 26
First race 1997 Pocket bike race
Grand Prix debut 2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced 277 (46 in 125cc, 32 in 250cc, 199 in MotoGP)
GP pole positions 49 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 31 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 153 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 112 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 54 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 31 x MotoGP)
First GP win 2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
World titles 3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)
Previous Results at Catalunya 2014 3rd (MotoGP), 2013 2nd (MotoGP), 2012 2nd (MotoGP), 2011 DNS (MotoGP), 2010 2nd (MotoGP), 2009 6th (MotoGP), 2008 1st (MotoGP), 2007 3rd (MotoGP), 2006 DNF (MotoGP), 2005 1st (250cc), 2004 2nd (250cc), 2003 1st (125cc), 2002 2nd (125cc), 2001 7th (125cc)
Location Information

In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.

Length 4.655 kilometres / 2.890 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitcat.com

Records

Pole Position 1m43.589s (Marc Marquez - Honda 2016)
Race Lap 1m45.969s (Jonas Folger - Yamaha 2017)
Race Time 44m37.589s (Valentino Rossi - Yamaha 2016)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)