Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Have High Hopes for Spanish GP

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team are getting in shape for a back-to-back race, held at the Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto this weekend.
Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), 27th April 2022
Following Fabio Quartararo’s flawless win at the Portuguese GP, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team are in high spirits and excited to get back to action this weekend at the Gran Premio de España.

Quartararo currently is tied for first place in the championship rankings. He has set himself a firm goal for this weekend: he will try to fight for the victory again in Jerez after missing out on last year’s Spanish GP win due to arm pump problems. The Frenchman is familiar with the Andalusian podium: he was unbeatable in 2020, opening the season with two consecutive victories there.

Franco Morbidelli arrives in Jerez holding fifteenth place in the championship standings after a disappointing Portuguese GP weekend. Nevertheless, the Italian is strongly determined to add another solid performance to his Jerez results. He visited the Spanish GP podium for the first time last year, taking third place. He would love nothing better than a do-over this weekend.

The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has hosted one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, hard braking areas, and a natural amphitheatre, the 4.4km Jerez circuit offers spectators a great view of the unforgettable racing action that takes place here.

Those who want to know how to ride a perfect lap at the Jerez circuit can watch our latest MotoGP eSport video in which Lorenzo Daretti (aka Trastevere73) tells you all about the perfect braking points and lines.
Massimo Meregalli

Massimo Meregalli

Team Director

The win in Portimão was fantastic, but we now need to focus on the next challenge. These are busy weeks for the team because the Spanish GP is directly followed by the one-day Official IRTA Jerez Test. But we are ready for it. Jerez is a good track for us, generally speaking, so we are looking forward to riding there and making steps with both riders. It’s been a while since we raced in Jerez with the fans attending the event. The atmosphere here is always special, so we will make sure to enjoy it.
Fabio Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Rider

The win in Portimão felt amazing. I really enjoyed the riding and, of course, the celebrating with the team afterwards. But now it’s time to be serious again. I’m tied for first place in the championship standings, so we are going to try our maximum again. I will never give up. In Portimão we were lucky in a way because it suits our bike quite well. Jerez is another one of those circuits that play to our strong points, so I will do my best. Last year, I could have won the race here easily if it wasn’t for my arm pump problem. I’m going to try again this year!
Franco Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Rider

Of course, the race in Portimão was very disappointing. We scored championship points, but we should be fighting more towards the front of the field. We will work hard this weekend to book further progress and find a good set-up in Jerez. We also have an extra day of riding on Monday during the test. This race weekend and the Jerez Test will be an important opportunity for us to make things better.