Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales are particularly excited about this weekend‘s Gran Premio de España. The team-mates share good memories of the two back-to-back races held at this circuit last year, scoring 1-2 results in both for Yamaha, and they are looking to reproduce this achievement this Sunday.
Quartararo became a fan of the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto last year. He was unbeatable there in 2020 and opened the season with two victories. This year he comes to the Andalucian circuit with already two 2021 Grand Prix victories to his credit. He would love to continue his and Yamaha‘s winning streak by adding another one to the tally and extend his current 15-point lead in the championship standings.
Viñales looks forward to getting into action at the Jerez track. Having secured third place there in 2019 and second place in both 2020 races, he is feeling confident that he can battle for the honours again this weekend. He is determined to return to the podium this Sunday and make further steps in the championship classification, as he currently holds third place, 20 points from first.
The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has been one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, and hard braking areas, the 4.4km circuit offers unforgettable racing action every year. Its lay-out has five left and eight right corners and a 607-meter longest straight.
Those who want to refresh their memories of what the Jerez track looks like can watch MotoGP eSport rider Lorenzo Daretti negotiate this circuit in the MotoGP21 Videogame in this week‘s eLap video.