Fresh from their thrilling 1-2 finish at the Circuit of The Americas, the Repsol Honda Team are on their way to Andalusia for the Spanish GP in Jerez.
Although this is round three of the Championship, as the teams head to Europe many feel this is the true start of the season. With the all-Spanish line up of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, along with Spanish sponsor Repsol, the factory Honda team visit Spain looking to continue the fine form they found in Austin where rookie Marc took his maiden MotoGP win and Dani completed a perfect weekend for the team finishing second.
Dani has an enviable record in Jerez where has finished on the podium the last eight years. The tally includes a MotoGP win in 2008, five seconds, and a 250cc win in his second world championship season of 2005. Included in that string are seven front row starts, with two MotoGP poles and a 250cc pole. For teammate Marc, he has scored second place twice, in 2009 and 2012, but victory here has eluded him so far.