The Barcelona-Catalunya circuit became a venue on the MotoGP calendar in 1992 and has hosted races at this level ever since. The track is located just 25km north of Barcelona, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, which helps to draw in huge crowds.
Marc Marquez goes into the race having built up a 12-point lead at the top of the World Standings ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Alex Rins, after his second-place finish in Italy two weeks ago.
Previous MotoGP Spain Results
Marc Marquez has won the Catalan Grand Prix just once, which was back in 2014, but he has finished as runner-up at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the past three seasons. The current World Champion is already building a steady lead in the title race, so another podium finish will certainly be welcome at a track where winning has not come easy for him.
Andrea Dovizioso, who is currently second in the World Standings, has also achieved just one success in the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, winning it in 2017. His only other podium finish was back in 2012, when he finished third behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Dovizioso was amongst 12 riders who failed to finish the Spanish GP last year, a list that also included Alex Rins, who is third in the title race, and who last year had to retire with 13 laps remaining.
Over the last decade, Jorge Lorenzo has been the dominant force at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, winning it in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.
Valentino Rossi, currently fifth in the World Standings, has also enjoyed podium finishes at the Spanish GP in recent years, finishing third last year, winning it in 2016, and racing to a runner-up spot in 2015.
Top Betting Tips for MotoGP Spain 2019
Despite just one win at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit, Marc Marquez goes into the race as the favourite at evens. He is well ahead in the World Standings and remains the one to beat, but his odds to win look too short considering his record at the track.
The same can be said about Andrea Dovizioso, who has won just once at Barcelona-Catalunya; his success, however, was more recent so 3/1 on him to win this weekend has some appeal. Danilo Petrucci moved up to fourth in the title race after winning in Italy a fortnight ago, so comes into the race at 7/1, although an each-way bet of a top three finish is probably the way to go.
At longer odds, Alex Rins, third in the World Standings, looks great each-way value at 7/1, whilst Jorge Lorenzo, who is not enjoying the best of seasons, has a brilliant record at the Spanish GP so is well worth an each-way bet at 22/1.