Grande Premio de Portugal
The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve has 15 corners – nine right, six left. The undulation in Portimao is incredible and the front straight will allow the MotoGP™ riders to really stretch the legs of their machines, before a unique downhill descend into Turn 1. There’s a reason it gets called a high-speed rollercoaster, it’s a thrill for riders and fans alike.
|1'37.226 (170.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2023)
|1'38.872 (167.1Km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2023)
|41'24.401 (166.2km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
|Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
A dramatic first Grand Prix weekend of the year concluded with Joan Mir recovering to 11th place. An apologetic Marc Marquez was left to lament his mistake which took out home hero Miguel Oliveira. Joan Mir approached Sunday’s 25-lap Portuguese Grand Prix with an open mind, aiming to gather as… read more.
Marc Marquez surprised even himself as he secured a record-breaking pole and converted it into a history-making podium in the first MotoGP Sprint. Saturday, March 25, saw history made as the MotoGP World Championship contested its first ever Sprint race. The morning started with pure excitement and elation for the… read more.
A complicated afternoon session saw Joan Mir and Marc Marquez work to keep their places in the combined top ten, ultimately missing out by just a few tenths in the hyper-competitive MotoGP field. The sound of MotoGP returned in earnest as round one of the 2023 World Championship season got… read more.
The longest season in MotoGP history will begin this weekend at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Marc Marquez and Joan Mir ready to battle in 2023. With two busy pre-season tests completed, the Repsol Honda Team arrive back in Portugal for the first race of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship… read more.
Sunday in Portimao saw both Repsol Honda Team riders focus on time attacks, Sprint race runs and refinements as Joan Mir ends the test in 13th with Marc Marquez just behind in 14th. Perfect conditions saw out the MotoGP pre-season as the Repsol Honda Team completed their testing programme with… read more.
Riding in their full 2023 racing livery for the first time, Joan Mir and Marc Marquez made the most of the penultimate day of pre-season testing as they completed 152 laps and set the 14th and 19th fastest times. With the start of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship drawing ever… read more.
A pair of safe finishes for the Repsol Honda Team in at the Portuguese Grand Prix brought with them solid points as Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro crossed the line in sixth and ninth respectively and closed the gap to the championship lead. Sunday in Portimao started with perhaps the… read more.
Marc Marquez showed his speed on Saturday in Portugal, setting a lap strong enough to challenge for pole position – unfortunately yellow flags saw the lap cancelled and he will line up ninth, one position ahead of Pol Espargaro for Sunday’s Grand Prix. Weather was once again a major player… read more.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro each topped a Free Practice session on the opening day of running in Portugal, the typical sunshine replaced with rain and gusty winds. As forecasts had predicted, rain swept across the Portimao circuit throughout Friday and resulted in both practice sessions being wet. The Repsol… read more.
After four helter skelter opening rounds, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro are searching for consistency and calm in Portimao. The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal will open the European leg of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season. So far it has been a year which has been anything but… read more.
A pair of consistent rides saw both Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl pick up points in Portugal, Espargaro earning a fourth straight top-ten finish and continuing his strong end to 2021. The MotoGP World Championship’s second visit to the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve was unfortunately cut short with two laps… read more.
Pol Espargaro was just 0.333s off pole position as he demonstrated the gains made this season while Stefan Bradl’s pace continued to improve in Portugal. A thrilling Free Practice 3 session started the Saturday action at the Algarve GP, the 22-rider field leaving it until the final moments of the… read more.
With a season’s worth of experience under his belt, Pol Espargaro’s Algarve GP weekend got off to a strong start with consistent top five pace while Stefan Bradl got back up to racing speed. Cooler conditions, air temperature just 17 °C during FP1, presented a new situation for the MotoGP… read more.
Pol Espargaro arrives in Portugal after the best result of the season as Marc Marquez recovers at home with Stefan Bradl in his place. As the end of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship looms, the paddock arrives back in Portugal for round 17 as the season comes to a close… read more.
All eyes were on the eight-time World Champion as he put in a champion’s effort to finish the Portuguese Grand Prix in a scintillating seventh, Pol Espargaro’s weekend left unrewarded. The sun was again shining on the Algarve as the MotoGP World Championship lined up for round three of the… read more.
Marc Marquez put together a strong Saturday in Portimao to secure a second row start on his return while Repsol Honda Team team-mate Pol Espargaro escaped major injury from a vicious highside as he looks to regroup on Sunday. Saturday in Portugal was run under ideal conditions, the sporadic rain… read more.
All eyes were on the Repsol Honda Team garage as Marc Marquez made his long-awaited return to the track, Pol Espargaro narrowly missing the top ten after a busy first day in Portimao. The MotoGP World Championship returned to Portugal for the second consecutive year as round three began at… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team will be back to full strength for round three as Pol Espargaro is joined by Marc Marquez who makes his return from injury. Portimao debuted on the MotoGP World Championship calendar in 2020, producing a thrilling race and earning praise from fans and riders alike. Three… read more.
Fighting rides from both Stefan Bradl and Alex Marquez delivered a double-top ten to wrap up a strong final weekend in Portugal. The unprecedented 2020 MotoGP came to a close in Portugal with a trio of tremendous races across the classes. Conditions were again near perfect as the sun loomed… read more.
With his first top ten grid slot of the year Stefan Bradl continued his great weekend in Portugal as Alex Marquez gets ready to pounce on Sunday. Ahead of Q1, Alex produced a strong Free Practice 4and worked inside the top five for the majority of the session and ended… read more.
A new addition to the MotoGP calendar saw Stefan Bradl challenge for the top spots as Alex Marquez worked to build a base for the remainder of the weekend. With extended Free Practice sessions at the new-to-MotoGP Portimao circuit, Friday proved to be a busy day for the Repsol Honda… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team prepare for the final race of the unprecedented 2020 MotoGP World Championship as the series returns to Portugal. 126 days after the first race of the 2020 MotoGP season in Jerez, the curtain is set to come down. The impressive Algarve International Circuit will play host… read more.