There was hardly a lap without incident as the Spanish GP saw Joan Mir battle through the field, running as high as sixth before recovering to tenth after contact. Marini unharmed after a late fall.

Overnight rain and morning showers gave the MotoGP World Championship grid a brief morning practice session to adjust to the conditions. With this knowledge in hand, the Repsol Honda Team head into Q1.

Starting from 20th on the grid, Mir was able to make a strong start to the race and immediately make forward progress. His march would be immediate and constant as other riders around him hit troubles or fell afoul of the lingering wet patches on track. Running into the top six in the final stages of the race, contact with former teammate Marc Marquez saw the #36 lose multiple positions as he was forced off. Recovering to tenth at the line, Mir missed out on points by a single position.

Luca Marini made an even stronger start to the race than his teammate, flying up into 16th after starting in 22nd position. Maintaining this position would see the #10 on the edge of the top ten in the penultimate laps. Unfortunately, Marini would also count himself as one of the victims of the treacherous conditions as he fell from the race right at the end. Unharmed in the fall, Sunday’s race brings new opportunities.

Both riders will get another chance to show their speed on Sunday in the 25-lap Gran Premio Estrella Galicia 0,0 de España. Dry but cool conditions are predicted, and as today’s Sprint showed – anything can happen in MotoGP.

Joan Mir


“I was feeling a lot better with the bike today and I was riding well. The conditions weren’t easy with some wet patches still on track and it was a chaotic race. I made a great start, and I overtook a couple of guys, breaking away from the group behind me and I was with Raul Fernandez most of the race. I then had contact with Marc Marquez, and I lost three or four positions. Last year there was a similar incident between Quartararo and myself and I had a double long lap penalty the next race.”

Luca Marini


“It was a crazy race, there were a lot of wet spots and the wind was very high. It was really easy to make a mistake and especially in the Sprint race where everyone is pushing a lot and trying to overtake a lot, it’s quite difficult. Especially for us where we are struggling in ‘normal’ conditions, it made it really hard. I fell alone like many other riders at Turn Five. There was a lot of wind and a big wet patch on the outside. I am okay and we try again tomorrow.”

MotoGP 2024
Sprint Race Round 4   Spain

Grand Premio de España - Sprint Result

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 12 Pramac Racing Ducati 19'52.682
2 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA 9 Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 2.970
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 7 KTM Test Team KTM 7.052
4 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 6 Pramac Racing Ducati 8.481
5 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 5 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.052
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 4 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 15.882
7 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 3 Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 18.131
8 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 2 Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 18.278
9 Mir Joan 36 SPA 1 Repsol Honda Team Honda 18.418
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 18.553
11 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 LCR Honda Honda 21.136
12 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 0 Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 21.948
13 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 0 Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 23.478
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 37.901
15 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 62.288
16 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 0 Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 82.979
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER DNF HRC Test Team Honda DNF
18 Marini Luca 10 ITA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
19 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA DNF Aprilia Racing Aprilia DNF
20 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA DNF Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati DNF
21 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA DNF Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati DNF
22 Binder Brad 33 RSA DNF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
23 Marquez Alex 73 SPA DNF Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati DNF
24 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA DNF Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati DNF
25 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA DNF Aprilia Racing Aprilia DNF
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

Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps


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)