Last year at Jerez, Toni Elias took the first of seven wins that carried him to the inaugural Moto2 World Championship crown.
But this Sunday he’d be probably be pleased with a top ten finish in the MotoGP race, after a winter spent at the tail of the testing timesheets and then an accident, while in last place, during round one in Qatar.
"Obviously, I am very happy to be back at the Jerez race track. In my opinion it is one of the best rounds of the season thanks to the atmosphere and the warmth of the Spanish fans,” began the Honda LCR rider.
“The Qatar GP was a very tough weekend for us and I absolutely want to restart from Jerez. We are still struggling a lot with the bike set-up, although we have worked very hard.
“Our main issue remains the chassis set-up and suspension regulations to make the bike more stable in the rear.
“However, I feel confident ahead this race because I am very stubborn and the crew will help me to adjust the bike for the Jerez layout."