Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, undefeated so far this season, has never won a home Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in any class.
That statistic is all the more surprising given that Marquez will be making his 100th grand prix start on Sunday, having won 35 of his present 99 appearances in the 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP classes.
Marquez has finished runner-up at Jerez on three occasions, including a controversial second place after contact with Jorge Lorenzo at the final turn of last year's event (pictured) won by Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
“Argentina was only a few days ago but we are already on our way to Spain! We had a really good weekend, taking another important 25 points, but now we go to Jerez where I know Dani and Jorge are very strong,” said Marquez, who has dominated the last two rounds in Texas and Argentina for three wins from three 2014 starts.
“The crowd and ambiance is very special there and it gives you special motivation to perform at your maximum level. After three fly away races it will be nice to arrive back in Europe for a few 'normal' races, I'll try to relax a little and prepare myself ready for Friday's FP1.”
Marquez starts round four with a 19-point lead over Pedrosa.