Dani Pedrosa took his first victory of the 2013 MotoGP season at Jerez last year and badly needs a repeat in this weekend's return.
Pedrosa has been eclipsed by Repsol Honda team-mate and undefeated reigning champion Marc Marquez in the opening three events of this year.
But while Marquez has never won at Jerez in any class, Pedrosa has two victories, in 2008 and 2013(pictured), plus a perfect MotoGP podium record dating back to his 2006 MotoGP debut.
“It was a good weekend in Argentina although I would have liked to be in the battle for the victory, but I really enjoyed the race and the track!” said Pedrosa. “Now we have no break, and next weekend we race in Jerez!
“This is one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, I really enjoy seeing all the fans and racing back in Spain after three long races away. As usual we will start working hard from the Friday and hope to continue with the same momentum that we found in Argentina”
Pedrosa is second in the championship but already 19 points behind Marquez.