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 overnight rainfall followed by cold temperatures meant that conditions made it impossible to take full advantage of a testing day. A post-lunch exploratory car lap by Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa confirmed this, so the team decided to completely cancel the test to avoid losing one of the five days of private tests allowed this season.
The squad subsequently moved on to Southern Spain for Round 4 of the MotoGP Championship, in Jerez, where Dani and Marc have stood together on the podium for the Repsol Honda Team on one occasion, in 2013, in first and second positions, respectively. Dani in particular has fond memories of the track, where he made his debut in MotoGP with a brilliant second-place finish in 2006.
As usual, the two Spaniards will be able to count on the warm support of their respective fan clubs from the grandstands.
At the Gran Premio Red Bull de España
Dani Pedrosa has 3 wins: 1 x 250 (2005) and 2 x MotoGP (2008 and 2013), plus an additional 7 podiums and 3 pole positions.
Marquez has 1 win: MotoGP (2014), plus an additional 5 podiums and 3 pole positions.
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||1m37.653s (163.0km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Honda, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)|
|Race Time||41m39.678s (159.300km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|