Two busy sessions opened the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend for Joan Mir and Luca Marini as they worked to adapt the Honda RC213V to the Algarve circuit.

Overnight showers left gloomy conditions and a dirty circuit as the MotoGP World Championship prepared for Friday action at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Running during Free Practice 1 would see track conditions steadily improve with more running, but clouds remained lingering overhead.

Joan Mir ended the day in 19th, half a second back on the cut off for the top ten with a best lap of 1’39.119. After a promising start in Qatar and good memories from Portugal last year, the #36 was hoping for more but believes improved track conditions will help on Saturday.

A frustrated Luca Marini is determined to right the wrongs of Friday tomorrow, the Italian suffering a fall on his final lap of the afternoon between turns seven and eight. Unharmed, Marini was unable to improve on his 1’39.781 and ended the day in 22nd.

Now a busy evening of work awaits the Repsol Honda Team as they look to put today’s data into action and make overnight improvements. Both riders and team and adamant of improvements to come for Qualifying and the Sprint.

Joan Mir

19th 1'39.119

“We are working hard, and I hope that tomorrow with better conditions on track we can do more. Honestly, I was expecting more from today and we are struggling more than I thought we would. When the track grip is low I think we lose a bit more than our rivals so the aim is to close this gap tomorrow – we will get better as the grip improves. Let’s keep working and I am sure that there improvements will come.”

Luca Marini

22nd 1'39.781

“This is a very unique track and we need to put together all the pieces of our package for it. Tomorrow we can improve, keep working and making these small steps in the setting more and more. Unfortunately, I touched the white line between seven and eight because the wind was higher than at the start of the session and it pushed me a little wide. A bit dirty and I lost the front when I grabbed the brake. It’s a shame because I was feeling strong and like I could do a good lap, I wasn’t losing anything to Bastianini in the first sectors.”

MotoGP 2024
Practice Round 2   Portugal

Friday Practice - Portuguese Grand Prix

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'38.057
2 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.118
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.153
4 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.231
5 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.330
6 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.352
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.354
8 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.484
9 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.495
10 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.503
11 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.542
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.578
13 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.752
14 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.755
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.825
16 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.905
17 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.991
18 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.991
19 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.062
20 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 1.090
21 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 1.103
22 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.724
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)