Repsol Honda: why Jerez is one of the most emblematic races on the MotoGP calendar

Repsol Honda: why Jerez is one of the most emblematic races on the MotoGP calendar
10 April 2024

Since its debut on the MotoGP calendar in 1987, the Jerez-Ángel Nieto circuit has witnessed some of the most exciting and incredible moments in motorsport history. And, over time, the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix has become an emblematic event for all fans. 

But why does Jerez stand out so much from the rest of the calendar? While we wait for the traffic lights to turn from red to green on April 28, we take a look at what makes this date so special

A dream circuit for MotoGP

First up, from a purely sporting point of view, the 4,423-meter-long track offers a real challenge for motor sports, thanks to its mix of 13 low, medium, and high-speed curves. This makes it perfect for teams to get their setups ready for the entire year. On the Monday and Tuesday after the 2024 race, different official tests will be held there. 

We can’t forget that not only the world of motorcycling pays a visit, but also Formula 1. During the 80s and 90s, it held several races in the premier category of motorsports and, since then, many teams have chosen to do their preseason tests there.

 A historic stage for the engine

Another crucial aspect is the history and legacy of the race in Jerez in the world of motorcycling. As we said at the beginning of the article, the Jerez circuit has hosted MotoGP races without interruption since 1987, which makes it one of the longest-running races on the calendar.

The legendary battles between iconic drivers in Jerez have been etched in the memories of fans over the years. Honda Repsol has been in amongst some of the biggest, such as the duel between Mick Doohan and Álex Crivillé in 1996 or the double between Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez in 2013.

A one of a kind environment

In addition to its historical legacy, Jerez is loved for its passion and devotion to motorcycling, with an atmosphere that’s second to none. This atmosphere extends throughout the week and goes beyond the city of Cadiz, also encompassing Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa María, Chiclana, Rota or Conil. All this makes Jerez much more than just a race. 

Repsol Honda is roaring its engines for Jerez

Once again, Repsol Honda is preparing to leave everything on the tracks at the Spanish GP and get on the podium on this a special date for fans and the team alike. As always, Repsol Lubricants will help to shave off a few tenths of second with its Racing range, which ensures greater power and optimal performance.

At Repsol Lubricants, we're going to be paying special attention to what happens both in the race and in the tests next week. Together with the Technical Assistance and Development team and our TechLab, we'll be taking note of what's happening to continue developing our products and offer the best solutions. We can't wait for Jerez!