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 the rest of the championship in Portimao. Two busy days saw a number of items tested and 289 laps completed between Joan Mir and Marc Marquez.

Joan Mir’s adaption to the Honda RC213V continued and Sunday in Portugal saw him make strong forward progress especially on his one lap pace. A best time of 1’38.762 meant the 2020 MotoGP World Champion ended the test as the 13th fastest rider and top Honda machine. Able to do a time attack, Mir was able to further understand where he and the Honda need to continue improving. As with the previous day, Mir’s race pace was more promising across his 61 laps.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage, Marc Marquez continued to diligently work as his attention shifted from fully focused on development to beginning to prepare for the coming race weekend in Portugal. The eight-time World Champion completed his first simulation of a new Sprint Race with his longest run of the test. A fall at Turn 1 midway through the final day did little to upset Marquez’s overall testing plan.

The MotoGP World Championship now begins their final preparations before the Grande Premio de Portugal, March 24 – 26, and the start of the longest MotoGP season in history with 21 Grands Prix.

Joan Mir

13th 1'38.762

“Today we were able to make some more progress forward in adapting to the Honda. There is still a lot I need to learn and adapt to because it’s still a new bike and some aspects that are not yet second nature. Overall it has been an off-season of progress but of course as a rider you are always wanting more and more. We head into the opening races wanting to keep improving and to see what’s possible.”

Marc Marquez

14th 1'38.778

“We had the best feeling of our pre-season today, I was riding well and I was able to do a Sprint Race simulation. Riding for a longer run I was able to focus more on my riding style and keep making improvements there. Our rhythm wasn’t bad and today we worked more towards what will come at the Portugal GP. We were able to make a few steps, of course you want more. The most important thing was that today I had the best feeling with the bike so far.”

MotoGP 2023
Testing   Portugal

Portimao Test - Combined Times

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'37.968
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.296
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.334
4 Marini Luca 10 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.342
5 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.383
6 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.405
7 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.434
8 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.466
9 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.512
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.601
11 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.616
12 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.710
13 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.794
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.810
15 Rins Alex 42 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.814
16 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.886
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.941
18 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.006
19 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.098
20 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.341
21 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 1.673
22 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.699
23 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 2.131
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 2.194
Location Information

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… read more.

Length 4.592 km
Width 14m
Left Corners 6
Right Corners 9
Longest Straight 969 m
Constructed 2008


Pole Position 1'37.226 (170.0Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2023)
Race Lap 1'38.685 (167.5Km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2024)
Race Time 41'18.138(166.7km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2024)
2024 Winner Jorge Maratin (Ducati)
2024 Sprint Winner Maverick Viñales (Aprilia)