With the best result of his rookie season to date, Alex Marquez is aiming to carry the momentum home as Stefan Bradl rejoins him in the Repsol Honda Team garage.
The MotoGP World Championship continues to roll on with the third race in as many weeks. Round nine of the 2020 season takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the home race of Alex Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team. This 4.6-kilometer circuit, located just outside Barcelona, has become a mainstay of the MotoGP calendar. In 2019, Marc Marquez dominated the weekend aboard the Repsol Honda Team RC213V.
Alex Marquez arrives at home fresh from his career best premier class finish, seventh, in Misano. The MotoGP class rookie took huge benefit from a day of testing between the two races in Italy and arrives at home in the best form of the year. Improving his one lap pace for Qualifying remains Alex’s primary objective, having now shown the pace to battle for the top ten against veterans of the MotoGP class.
Meanwhile, Stefan Bradl has benefited from a week of rest after missing the Emilia Romagna GP due to right arm issues. The German will return to the Repsol Honda Team as he continues to replace the recovering Marc Marquez. With two top five finishes and an eighth on his three previous visits to the Barcelona circuit while riding the LCR Honda, Bradl has shown strong pace in the past.
In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.
|Length||4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles|
|Longest straight||1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m38.639s (169.9km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m39.939 (167.7km/h) Johann Zarco (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Time||40'21.749 (166.1km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2021)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)|
|2023 Race Winner||Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)|