Spanish MotoGP 2019 Preview: Marquez after the lead again

The MotoGP World Championship 2019 arrives in Europe for this weekend’s Spanish MotoGP 2019 at the famous Andalusian circuit in Jerez. The event, where there is no clear favourite, is the fourth race in the calendar and always boasts the best atmosphere of the whole Championship. 



Marc Marquez is eager to take back the leadership that he lost in Austin after suffering a fall, and where best to do so than in one of his favourite circuits.


Marquez against all rivals

The #93 from Honda wants to leave behind the mistakes he made at the United States’ race when he was leading the race alone. The only thing that occupies his mind now is winning in front of his fans at the Spanish MotoGP 2019, where he already won in 2014 and 2018 in MotoGP.

The driver from Cervera will have a legion of fans on his side supporting him from the stands and creating a magical and unique atmosphere.

The rest of favourites

Márquez, however, will have to face a true pack of wolves who are also eager to climb to the top of the podium at the Spanish MotoGP 2019. Standing above the rest within that group are Alex Rins (Suzuki), Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and of course, the current leader of the standings, Andrea Dovizioso.

After his first MotoGP win in Texas, Rins arrives in Spain in great spirits. The pilot from Barcelona has consistently demonstrated during the preseason that he is in top form.

The driver from Suzuki has never won in Jerez in any of the three categories before, and he will be hoping to change that this weekend. His Japanese bike continues to make progress and has revealed itself to be an extraordinary tool.

He will certainly be an opponent to watch out for. His objective this season is to be a regular in the podium. He is currently third in the standings at just five points form the head.

Rossi, on fire & very motivated

Another of the stars of the Spanish MotoGP 2019 will be the tireless Valentino Rossi. This is not one of the Italian’s favourite circuits despite having won there five times: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

He is in top form after his two consecutive second positions in Argentina and the United States. He is certain to put up a good fight... and a great show.

Viñales hopes to improve

On the contrary, the sensations are not so positive for his teammate Maverick Viñales at the Spanish MotoGP 2019. The Spaniard consistently lacks on Sundays the great rhythm that he exhibits on Saturdays.

His erratic beginning of season and his recurrent problems at the start of the races are weighing the results against him. He nevertheless feels that he has a real chance to be one of the best at the Spanish Grand Prix. 

Dovizioso defends leathership

Of course, another of the greats will be Andrea Dovizioso at the Spanish MotoGP 2019. The Italian driver from Ducati faces the Spanish GP at the lead of the table with three points more than Rossi.

However, Jerez has always been challenging for the Italian. He has never conquered the Andalusian circuit in the 11 times he has raced there in MotoGP. His best result: a fifth place. The Italian, however, remains optimistic and will defend his leadership at the MotoGP World Championship with all he’s got.

Lorenzo seeks rebirth on his talisman tack

Last but not least is Jorge Lorenzo with the at the Spanish MotoGP 2019 circled in red on his agenda after being weighed down for the first three races by his numerous injuries and misfortunes. The race at home, where he has won three times (2010, 2011 and 2015), should be a fresh start for the Balearic pilot.

The Spaniard knows he has to start producing the results that are expected of him and this is a great opportunity to do so. With his usual courageous attitude, Lorenzo has warned that he is here to do a great job. The other pilots racing at home and preparing to give it all in front of their crowd are the Espargaró brothers, Joan Mir and Tito Rabat

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