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.

Marc Marquez

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Jerez is always a special race because it is the first in Europe and there’s a lot of support from the Spanish fans. Of course we approach it the same as any weekend, with how tight the championship is we must make the most of every moment on track. The time between America and here has seemed longer than ever, I’m looking forward to getting back out on my bike.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

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I have been focusing on this race since the start of the season. With limited testing, we knew the opening rounds would be tricky. Jerez is one of my favourite circuits. The surface normally has a lot of grip and this suits my style very well unlike a couple of tracks we have already visited. I am sure we can achieve a good result with the Repsol Honda Team after learning a lot in the opening rounds.

Repsol Honda Team
Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

MotoGP 2019, Round 4