Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Revvs Up For First European Round

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Having flown back across the Atlantic Ocean, the MotoGP paddock is ready to bring the racing action to Europe. This week, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will set up their camp in the South of Spain for the Gran Premio de España at Circuito de Jerez, a track that lies close to the hearts of riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

Jorge Lorenzo not only has corner 13 named after him, but also started his incredible four-consecutive race-win streak in Jerez last year. After the announcement that his and Yamaha’s partnership will come to an end at the close of the 2016 season, the current World Champion is even more motivated to enjoy the upcoming 15 rounds. He arrives in Europe holding second place in the championship standings and showing a strong determination to see that change to first after adding another solid performance to his already impressive record at Jerez. Lorenzo already has two 250cc wins to his name from 2006 and 2007, as well as three premier class victories in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

Teammate Valentino Rossi also enjoyed his fair share of glory on the Andalusian circuit and this resulted in a massive following for the Italian. After an abrupt ending to the GP in Texas two weeks ago, he holds third in the championship rankings and is eager be a top contender again this weekend and have his fans cheer him on as he returns to the podium by taking home his seventh premier-class win in Jerez. The Doctor was also successful here in the lower classes, securing a 125cc and 250cc win in 1997 and 1999.

The Grand Prix at Circuito de Jerez is one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season as it kicks off the European rounds in one of the best locations possible. Blessed with consistently good weather, beautiful scenery and a natural amphitheater, the 4.423km Jerez circuit offers spectators a great view of the many memorable racing moments that take place here. Being one of the crowds’ favourites, the circuit will celebrate its thirty-year MotoGP anniversary next year, as it was built in 1986 with the first Grand Prix taking place one year later.

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