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May 5

MotoGP: Marquez on top again following day of testing

Marquez finishes at the top of the scoring pylon at Jerez Saturday, Sunday... and Monday. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Marquez finishes at the top of the scoring pylon at Jerez Saturday, Sunday… and Monday. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

It was a familiar story at the head of the MotoGP™ test timesheet in Jerez on Monday as World Champion Marc Marquez set the fastest lap of the post-Grand Prix workout.

Repsol Honda’s MotoGP™ championship leader – who missed the last preseason tests due to injury – made up for lost time with a 1’38.737 best effort recorded on the 28th of 55 laps around the 4.4km Jerez circuit where he took his fourth win of 2014 on Sunday.

May 4

MotoGP: Rossi Delighted To Return To Jerez Podium

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Grand Prix of Spain brought joy for Valentino Rossi as he got his second podium of the season and produced a highly competitive performance in Spain.

Finishing the grueling 27-lap 119km contest just 1.5s behind the rampant race-winner Marc Marquez, Rossi appears to have regained the competitiveness which he says will be crucial to his upcoming decision on whether to keep racing beyond 2014. Returning to the Jerez rostrum for the first time since 2010 can only be a positive factor as he contemplates his future.

May 4

MotoGP: Lorenzo Admits Lack Of Race Fitness

Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha’s double MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that he lacks race fitness in the wake of another crushing defeat by a merciless Marc Marquez in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Just four races into the season and Lorenzo is a massive 65 points behind his Spanish countryman Marquez who has quickly captured the hearts and minds of home fans.

May 4

MotoGP: Marquez Maintains Perfect Record With Fourth Straight Win

Marc Marquez races for fourth straight victory. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez races for fourth straight victory. (Photo: Getty Images)

A huge crowd of more than 115,000 fans saw Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) take a fourth premier class victory in a row at the Gran Premio bwin de España, with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) also on the podium at Jerez.

With victory in the south of Spain in his 100th Grand Prix Marquez becomes the first rider to win the opening four premier class races of the year since Mick Doohan in 1992. Marquez had never previously won at Jerez in the World Championship.