This weekend the 2013 MotoGP World Championship arrives in Barcelona for the sixth round on the calendar and the home race for Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.
The Montmelò track is a favourite for Dani and Marc, where the incredible atmosphere from the home fans gives them the extra motivation to perform. Dani has a fantastic record here having won in all classes with a total of eight podiums, and holds the circuit record (1'42.358, the fastest lap in 2008 on his way to victory). This weekend will mark Dani's 200th Grand Prix start and after his second place finish in Mugello he maintains his lead in the World Championship with 103 points.
Dani's teammate Marc is also no stranger to success at the 4,727km Catalunyan Circuit. He has enjoyed three podiums in the past three years and will be looking to continue this run in his first appearance on the Honda RC213V MotoGP machine. Marc had a chaotic weekend in Mugello and unfortunately scored his first DNF of the season. Earlier this week Dr. Mir confirmed the rookie rider has not suffered any other injuries and should be fully fit for this weekend. He currently lies 3rd in the Championship with 77 points.
After Sunday's GP, the team will pack up and relocate to Aragon for a two day test on Tuesday and Wednesday.