The MotoGP season continues this weekend, with Round 7 kicking off in Spain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Home turf for both Repsol Honda Team riders, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have proven successes at the track in previous races.

With the lead in the Rider and Constructor World Championships in hand, the Repsol Honda Team arrives in Barcelona ready to fight.

After a scintillating Italian GP, the Repsol Honda Team enters the Catalan GP with renewed vigour after narrowly missing out on victory in Mugello. Both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo are looking forward to added support from home fans at the 4.6km long Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Marquez has enjoyed a consistent podium record at the Catalan GP, failing to finish in the top three just once in the premier class. This bodes well as Marquez looks to continue building his championship lead over his title rivals, the reigning MotoGP World Champion currently 12 points clear of Dovizioso.

Jorge Lorenzo, current holder of the pole position and fastest race lap records at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is hoping to rediscover his feeling from Le Mans on the RC213V. With five wins and seven podiums to his name, Lorenzo has enjoyed multiple successes at his home race in the past and arrives optimistic of more progress.

Free Practice 1 begins the weekend at 09:55 local time Friday, June 14 with the 24-lap Catalan GP commencing at 14:00 local time on Sunday, June 16. A one-day in-season test follows the Grand Prix on Monday.

Marc Marquez 

“We arrive in good form after Mugello. The bike and I are in a very good position now, I was able to rest a little between races and I’m back to full strength. There’s always a bit more excitement heading into a home GP and it’s always a great pleasure to ride in front of all the fans. I’m hopeful of another strong result here in Catalunya to continue the work we’ve been doing.”

Jorge Lorenzo 

“After a mixed weekend in Mugello, I am hoping that we can do good work this weekend in Barcelona. We will keep working at our maximum to close the gap to the front. We also have a test after the race, which I am looking forward to as well. I had a very interesting trip to Japan and we were able to work on many things, some which will help this weekend and some for the future.”

Rider Standings 

1MARQUEZ Marc93SPA115Repsol Honda TeamHonda
2DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA103Mission Winnow DucatiDucati
3RINS Alex42SPA88Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
4PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA82Mission Winnow DucatiDucati
5ROSSI Valentino46ITA72Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
7MILLER Jack43AUS42Pramac RacingDucati
8NAKAGAMI Takaaki30JPN40LCR HondaHonda
9VINALES Maverick12SPA40Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
10ESPARGARO Pol44SPA38Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
11MORBIDELLI Franco21ITA34Petronas Yamaha SRTYamaha
12QUARTARARO Fabio20FRA31Petronas Yamaha SRTYamaha
13ESPARGARO Aleix41SPA27Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
14LORENZO Jorge99SPA19Repsol Honda TeamHonda
15MIR Joan36SPA12Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
16ZARCO Johann5FRA10Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
17PIRRO Michele51ITA9Mission Winnow DucatiDucati
18BAGNAIA Francesco63ITA9Pramac RacingDucati
19OLIVEIRA Miguel88POR8Red Bull KTM Tech 3KTM
20IANNONE Andrea29ITA7Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
21BRADL Stefan6GER6HRC Test TeamHonda
22ABRAHAM Karel17CZE2Reale Avintia RacingDucati
23SYAHRIN Hafizh55MAL2Red Bull KTM Tech 3KTM
24RABAT Tito53SPA2Reale Avintia RacingDucati

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation