Jerez, Spain - Reigning world champion Marc Marquez will be hoping to get his title defence back on track when MotoGP's 300th race takes place this weekend.
Marquez's crash and retirement at the Circuit of Americas last month meant the Honda rider left empty-handed and now trails Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, the leader in the standings, by nine points after three rounds.
"Jerez is always a special race because it is the first in Europe and there's a lot of support from the Spanish fans," Marquez said ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
"Of course we approach it the same as any weekend, with how tight the championship is we must make the most of every moment on track.
"The time between America and here has seemed longer than ever and I'm looking forward to getting back out on my bike."