An arduous weekend in Jerez came to an end for the Repsol Honda Team with Iker Lecuona delighted at his steady growth while Joan Mir focuses on Monday’s Test.

The atmosphere was electric as the hills around the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto were filled with fans from the early hours. With close to 80,000 fans in attendance, the scene was set for a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix as the MotoGP World Championship returned to Europe. Slightly cooler temperatures and the building of rain clouds in the distance saw some last-minute changes as the field headed out to the grid for the 25-lap race.

Another Turn 2 crash on the opening lap caused the red flag to come out and both Joan Mir and Iker Lecuona were sent back to the garage. As on Saturday, the pair handled the pressure without fault and recreated their strong stars.

Lecuona’s first full length MotoGP race with the Repsol Honda Team was a memorable one as he immediately got past former podium finisher Jonas Folger and worked to stay with HRC Test Rider Stefan Bradl. Keeping calm and managing his tyres until the end, the Honda WorldSBK rider finished in 16th – just on the edge of the points as several riders ahead made mistakes in the tricky conditions. Two race finishes from two starts this weekend is an ideal result for the 23-year-old after his last-minute call to replace Marc Marquez. Both Lecuona and the Repsol Honda Team leave the weekend content with his performance.

A complicated weekend for Joan Mir showed some promise early in the race as he made up a handful of places off the line. Slotting into the pack fighting for the top ten, Mir worked to stay in contention. Unfortunately, a fall on lap two at Turn 9 would end the double World Champion’s race – a dissapointing end to a complicated weekend. His and the team’s focus now shifts to the Monday Test where they will be looking to understand and solve all that went on this weekend.

Iker Lecuona


“First of all I just want to say that this weekend was like a dream, to race the Spanish GP as an official factory MotoGP rider – and in the Repsol Honda Team, it’s a moment I have thought about since I was a kid. I need to say a massive thank you to HRC, Repsol and all of the crew here. Everyone worked so well and all of them helped me so much. Every time we got on the bike we went faster and felt better. In the race, for the first ten laps I was able to stay with the group but then I felt the front tyre drop a bit, I didn’t know how to manage it and I lost some time to the other riders. Then towards the end I understood more about the bike and the tyres and I was able to gain on Raul a lot. Maybe with half a lap more I could get him and get a point. I didn’t know there was a point on the table, but anyway it has been a great weekend and I am really happy. Thanks to everyone once again and now I get ready for the next WorldSBK weekend in Barcelona.”

Joan Mir


“The hot temperatures of the weekend made everything more critical, we are still working to understand the bike and overcome some limits. When I try to push I feel like I arrive at the limit and I lose the front, it’s a combination of the bike and my style. Fortunately we have the test tomorrow to work on it and I think we can improve our base setting a bit tomorrow. Looking at what Honda was trying with Stefan this weekend, I think there are some things which will help us so I am optimistic for tomorrow. We are still in the early stages, just four races with this bike and we need to keep working to improve.”

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Race Round 4   Spain

Spanish Grand Prix Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 39'29.085
2 Binder Brad 33 RSA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.221
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.119
4 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 13 Pramac Racing Ducati 1.942
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 11 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 4.760
6 Marini Luca 10 ITA 10 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 6.329
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 9 KTM Test Team KTM 6.371
8 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 8 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 14.952
9 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 7 LCR Honda Honda 15.692
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 6 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 15.846
11 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 5 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 17.209
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 4 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 17.911
13 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 3 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 19.010
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 2 Team HRC Honda 27.294
15 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 1 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 36.371
16 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 36.753
17 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 47.146
18 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA DNF Aprilia Racing Aprilia DNF
19 Zarco Johann 5 FRA DNF Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
20 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA DNF Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati DNF
21 Rins Alex 42 SPA DNF LCR Honda Honda DNF
22 Mir Joan 36 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
23 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR DNF RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia DNF
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Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 87 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 65 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
3 Binder Brad 33 RSA 62 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS 49 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 48 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
6 Marini Luca 10 ITA 48 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
7 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 48 Pramac Racing Ducati
8 Rins Alex 42 SPA 47 LCR Honda Honda
9 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 46 Pramac Racing Ducati
10 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 41 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
11 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 40 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 34 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 29 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
14 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 21 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
15 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 17 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
16 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 17 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
17 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 14 LCR Honda Honda
18 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 KTM Test Team KTM
19 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 7 Repsol Honda Team Honda
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA 5 Repsol Honda Team Honda
22 Folger Jonas 94 GER 4 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
23 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 3 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 2 Repsol Honda Team Honda
25 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda
26 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 0 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
Location Information

Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.

Length 4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002
Resurfacing Complete resurfacing before 2018 round

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Pole Position 1m 36.170s (165.5km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 37.449s (163.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2024)
Race Time 40m 58.053s (161.9km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2024)
2024 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2024 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)