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Jerez MotoGP™ Race Guide

Jerez MotoGP™ Race Guide

All of the information you need to know before you settle down to watch the Gran Premio bwin de España.

The MotoGP™ race at the Circuito de Jerez consists of 27 laps around the 4.4 km circuit, and is due to start at 14:00 local time:

  • Jorge Lorenzo has qualified on pole for the first time since the San Marino Grand Prix last year. Lorenzo has failed to win in the MotoGP class from the four previous times he has started on pole at Jerez.

  • This is the first pole of the year for Yamaha.  No Yamaha rider has won from pole since Jorge Lorenzo won at Motegi in 2013.

  • In second place on the grid is Marc Marquez, who had his first GP win at Jerez last year.

  • Andrea Iannone is in third place on the grid – his second successive front row start. Iannone’s only top ten finish at Jerez was a win in the Moto2 class in 2011.

  • Pol Espargaro heads the second row of the grid, his best qualifying result since he was 4th fastest qualifier at Aragon last year. Espargaro has won at Jerez in both the 125cc class and the Moto2 class.

  • In fifth place on the grid is Valentino Rossi, who has been the first Yamaha rider across the line at the last six races. If Rossi finishes in the top three he will be the first rider to reach the milestone of 200 podium finishes in grand prix racing.

  • Completing the second row is Aleix Espargaro, equalling the best ever qualifying result at Jerez by a Suzuki rider in the MotoGP era, achieved by John Hopkins in 2007 and Loris Capirossi in 2009.

  • Cal Crutchlow, who is in seventh place on the grid, will be aiming to get on the podium for the first time at Jerez after finishing 4th at the Spanish GP in 2012 and 5th in 2013.

  • Andrea Dovizioso is in eighth place on the grid, his worst grid position so far in 2015. Jerez is one of just two current circuits where Dovizioso has not had a podium in the MotoGP class, along with Misano.

  • Completing the third row is Yonny Hernandez, whose 14th place last year at Jerez is his only point scoring finish from his three starts in the MotoGP class at the circuit.

  • Bradley Smith is starting from tenth place on the grid for the third successive race.

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Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, RAC

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