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 27 years. Combined, all Repsol Honda Team riders have now amassed 1000 Grand Prix starts together. Legendary riders such as Mick Doohan (59 starts for the Repsol Honda Team), Alex Criville (99 starts), Nicky Hayden (100 starts), Dani Pedrosa (217 starts) and Marc Marquez (130 starts in Jerez) alongside a long list of others have helped the Repsol Honda Team take 15 Riders’ Championships, 10 Teams’ Championships and 180 wins. Since the introduction of the MotoGP class in 2002, the Repsol Honda Team have achieved the Triple Crown on nine occasions, more than any other team.

Repsol and Honda continue to strive for excellence together as they push forward into an ever-expanding set of milestones and achievements. Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez will start in 13th and 14th respectively as they help the Repsol Honda Team achieve this latest milestone.

Location Information

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
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Pole Position 1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 37.216s (163.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Time 41m 00.554s (161.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2023 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Brad Binder (KTM)