CLICK HERE for pictures from the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, round two of the 2011 season.

The picture gallery will be updated throughout the weekend, which begins with the pre-event press conference on Thursday and ends with the race on Sunday afternoon.

The Spanish Grand Prix, the first European round of the year, also sees the return of John Hopkins, who last raced in MotoGP during 2008.

Hopper is replacing the injured Alvaro Bautista at Suzuki, the team he raced for in MotoGP from 2003-2007.