The Spanish GP is here One of the most popular dates in the calendar: the Spanish GP is upon us. As is the case every year when the World Championship comes to town the city of Jerez will be partying for three days and nights. Passion for ...
The Spanish GP is here
One of the most popular dates in the calendar: the Spanish GP is upon us. As is the case every year when the World Championship comes to town the city of Jerez will be partying for three days and nights. Passion for motorbikes is the common denominator for the thousands of fans that always give this GP a special atmosphere. The riders are aware of this too and it is one of their favourites of the whole year.
The Repsol Honda Team will go the race with a single simple objective: a victory. After the suspension of the Japanese GP Jerez will be only the second GP of the season. Andrea Dovizioso will be out to confirm the good sensations he had at the start of the season in Qatar whilst it will be a great chance for Dani Pedrosa to move forward as he will feel his Spanish fans pushing him on.
The Spanish rider says on his blog that this is not just another race "Jerez is THE Spanish GP because of its long tradition, it is the most classic. The races at Montmelo and Cheste are also good ones, but it is fair to say that Jerez is THE classic race, all my life". Dani Pedrosa has taken advantage of the enforced break to work on his physical condition. And he will get some new material for this GP something that should improve his performance.
On the other hand his teammate Andrea Dovizioso will be out to confirm his spectacular start to the championship in Jerez. The Italian will be trying to finish among the leaders again and hoping to repeat the third place he got in Qatar after a tough battle with Jorge Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden. Technically Jerez is not one of his favourite circuits but Dovizioso admits that "the fans and the atmosphere are incredible since the stands and standing areas at the track are always packed".