Work for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship is already well underway as Joan Mir and the Repsol Honda Team sampled the 2024 prototype Honda RC213V for the first time, the double World Champion ending the day in 13th and positive about future progress.

Late November in Valencia made for a cold start to the first day of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship pre-season as wind whipped around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. This didn’t stop the Repsol Honda Team who were the first out on track just after 10:00 Local Time. Joan Mir would venture out not long after, starting the day on his 2023 machine before stepping onto the newest evolution of the Honda RC213V.

Completing a total of 69 laps, Mir posted a fastest time of 1’30.051 to end the day in 13th. Starting Tuesday assessing his physical condition after missing the Grand Prix due to a crash, Mir was able to ride without major limitations and diligently worked through his testing plan. Running until the final moments, the #36 left the test content with initial developments made by HRC engineers since the Misano Test. The busy schedule meant that Mir was unable to do a final time attack, but the overall pace he showed was promising.

Luca Marini finished the day in tenth with a best time of 1’29.956 and 72 laps completed.

All involved will now enjoy a well-earned break after the 20-race season, MotoGP action returning with the Sepang Test in early February.

Joan Mir

13th 1'30.051

“It was a good day today and I am pleased with what we have seen from the protobike. The first success was being able to test because after the fall on Friday, it was not guaranteed. At the end of the day I did start to feel some pain but the important thing is we were able to have a busy and successful day, getting through a lot of items. We were trying things until the very end of the day and we didn’t have a chance to do a proper time attack, but this is not the focus – our pace was good and the developments are positive. There is still work to do, but the first steps are in the right direction and we can head into the winter looking forward what is to come.”

MotoGP 2024
Testing   Valencia

Valencia Test

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1'29.253
2 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.028
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.093
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.171
5 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.263
6 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.385
7 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.409
8 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.543
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.648
10 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.703
11 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.717
12 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.769
13 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.798
14 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 0.824
15 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.899
16 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.953
17 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 1.030
18 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.223
19 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.311
20 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Yamaha Test Team Yamaha 1.512
21 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.723
22 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 3.059
Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps


Pole Position 1m 28.931s (162.1km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2023)
Race Lap 1m 30.145s (159.9km/h) Brad Binder (KTM, 2023)
2023 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)