A day focused on completing laps and collecting data for the Repsol Honda Team, Joan Mir and Luca Marini aiming to build over the course of the weekend. The pair finishing Friday in 18th and 21st respectively.

Sunshine and the prospect of another thrilling weekend of MotoGP had the crowds flooding into the Le Mans circuit from as early as Wednesday. With the stands and hills around the 4.19-kilometre-long circuit already filling up, the atmosphere was electric as practice began.

Joan Mir would end the day in 18th place overall, just 1.133 seconds shy of Jorge Martin who led the way. Steady improvements from himself and the Repsol Honda Team kept the #36 as the top Honda rider for the majority of the day. Feeling more confident with his race pace, the 2020 MotoGP World Champion still needs to work on improving his time attack performance to help secure a better grid position. Continuing this trend of progress and decreasing the gap to the front remains Mir’s primary goal.

Friday was a busy day for Luca Marini who completed 23 laps in the morning and a further 23 in the afternoon on his way to a best time of 1’31.860. Some three tenths behind his teammate, Marini and his side of the Repsol Honda Team garage continue to look for improvements in a few critical areas to make another step forward. Marini remains unwaveringly focused on the task at hand as he prepares for Saturday and Sunday in France.

Joan Mir

18th 1'31.521

“Super tight lap times today and we are not that far, but improving that next second to first is not a simple job. We are working on it, making the most of the package that we have this weekend. The key is to focus on the positives and do our maximum – which is what we did today. So let’s keep it going.”

Luca Marini

21st 1'31.860

“We need to focus on improving this weekend and arriving to Sunday’s race in the best way possible. That’s the format of how our year is going and we need to keep paying attention. Get faster, get stronger. The weather is nice this weekend, it would be great to keep the situation the same for the whole weekend so we can do the most work.”

MotoGP 2024
Practice Round 5   France

Friday Practice - Grand Prix de France

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'30.388
2 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.145
3 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.187
4 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.269
5 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.295
6 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.311
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.326
8 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.375
9 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.397
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.400
11 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.410
12 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.451
13 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.679
14 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.818
15 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 0.831
16 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.855
17 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.976
18 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.133
19 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 1.142
20 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 1.186
21 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.472
22 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.743
Location Information

Built in 1965 around the existing 24-Hour track, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit lies 5km south of the city of Le Mans and 200km south-west of Paris. The venue has hosted Grand Prix since the late sixties but a serious accident to Spanish rider Alberto Puig in… read more.

Length 4.185 kilometres / 2.6 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 0.674 kilometres / 0.419 miles
Constructed 1966
Modified 2008
Resurfacing Resurfaced before 2017 round

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, Le Mans, France - View in Google Maps



Pole Position 1m 29.919s (167.5km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducat,2024)
Race Lap 1m 31.107s (165.3km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2024)
Race Time 41m 23.709s (163.7 km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducat,2024)
2024 Race Winner Jorge Martin (Ducat)
2024 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducat)