This just in from Repsol Honda MotoGP:
Marc Marquez has three wins from as many races this season, has three pole positions and has topped the timesheets in 12 of the 18 practice sessions held to date in 2014.
With a career total of 2092 points, Dani Pedrosa is now the rider with the third highest amount in the history of the premier class. He trails only Valentino Rossi with 3897 and Mick Doohan with 2298.
Maria Herrera will contest here second World Championship race as a wildcard rider, at the scene of her most recent victory in the FIM CEV Repsol three weeks ago.
The MotoGP World Championship reaches Europe this weekend, direct from the last round in Argentina. Marc Marquez comes into the Spanish Grand Prix having once again shown the riding level which has seen him compared to legends such as Agostini, Rossi, Roberts and Spencer. Second in the overall standings is the ever-effective Pedrosa, and the two Repsol Honda riders took a one-two finish at Jerez last year.
For Alex Rins and Alex Marquez, the return to the Andalusian track will allow them to start a weekend with more track familiarity than at the previous three rounds. After testing at Jerez in preseason, they will have useful data with which to continue their progress. They will not be the only Repsol representatives in Moto3, as Maria Herrera will repeat her wildcard entry from last year's Aragon GP at another Spanish track. Three weeks ago, she was victorious at Jerez in the FIM CEV Repsol's most recent round.
"Argentina was only a few days ago but we are already on our way to Spain! We had a really good weekend, taking another important 25 points, but now we go to Jerez where I know Dani and Jorge are very strong. The crowd and ambiance is very special there and it gives you special motivation to perform at your maximum level. After three fly away races it will be nice to arrive back in Europe for a few ?normal' races, I'll try to relax a little and prepare myself ready for Friday's FP1."
"It was a good weekend in Argentina although I would have liked to be in the battle for the victory, but I really enjoyed the race and the track! Now we have no break, and next weekend we race in Jerez! This is one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, I really enjoy seeing all the fans and racing back in Spain after three long races away. As usual we will start working hard from the Friday and hope to continue with the same momentum that we found in Argentina."