Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi will be looking to increase his lead in the championship with his third victory of the season at Jerez.Getty

It was the Valentino Rossi show at Argentina, with the Italian turning back time to take his second victory of the season. Now the Moto GP juggernaut moves to Jerez for the first European race. It is a track that Rossi enjoys and has won a record six times.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Jerez MotoGP starts at 9am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Circuito de Jerez
  • First MotoGP Race: 1950
  • Circuit Length: 4.4 km
  • Number Of Laps: 27
  • Race Distance: 119.4 km
  • Most Wins: V. Rossi (6)
  • 2014 Winner: Marc Marquez (Honda)
  • 2014 Pole: Marc Marquez (Honda)

Rider's Championship review

Marc Marquez's crash at the Argentina GP has left the 2014 World Champion 30 points behind championship leader Valentino Rossi, but is just a point behind title rival Jorge Lorenzo in the fifth place.

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso is in the second place and six points behind the Yamaha, and the Italian manufacturer looks competitive this year and could battle the Yamahas and Hondas for the title throughout the campaign.