JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP celebrates on the podium the victory at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Spain - Race at Circuito de Jerez on April 24, 2016 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi has cruised to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix on the weekend.

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo finished second, followed by Marc Marquez in third.

“I think that this was the perfect weekend, because we start to go fast from Friday morning, Rossi said post race.

“The bike in the race was fantastic. I had good pace, I had a good start, I feel good from the beginning and I could push.”

The win keeps Rossi in third place in the rider's championship on 58 points, behind Marc Marquez (82 points) and Jorge Lorenzo (65 points).