Joan Mir and Luca Marini remained focused on the task ahead of them as they capitalised on all the available Friday track time in Jerez.

The fourth round of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship got underway at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto as Joan Mir and Luca Marini completed 89 laps between them. Working diligently, the pair experimented with the respective setups of their Honda RC213V machines in the quest to close the gap to the front.

Ending the afternoon in 21st with a best time of 1’37.476, Mir was half a second faster than his best time from Friday in 2023. The #36 feels there is more to come tomorrow after a last-minute setting change improved his feeling in the afternoon. Keeping his expectations realistic, Mir and his side of the Repsol Honda Team garage have clear targets in mind to continue the progress of the weekend.

Luca Marini found the day more challenging as he finished with a best time of 1’37.838, some 0.4s back on his teammate. Comparing his data and setting to that of his fellow Honda riders, Marini is confident in finding more pace overnight. Saturday and Sunday present more opportunities to continue progressing.

Both riders will now contest Q1 on Saturday as they battle to define their grid positions for the Sprint and Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Joan Mir

21st 1'37.476

“Today was along the lines of what we were expecting after the first races. We are struggling with turning here unfortunately. We were able to make a good change with the setup of the bike in the afternoon and I feel like we can do a mid 36 – it’s a realistic goal with a bit here and a bit there. I felt better in the afternoon and I think this time is a realistic goal so let’s work with the team for it.”

Luca Marini

24th 1'37.838

“The weekend has started in a similar way to the previous ones, maybe we were expecting a little bit more with the layout. We need to work on closing the gap, especially with new tyres because the other riders are able to make a gap there. Taka was strong today so it gives us something to look at and study overnight to make some more improvements. There are things to do and things to try.”

MotoGP 2024
Practice Round 4   Spain

Friday Practice - Gran Premio de España

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 01'36.025
2 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.100
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.143
4 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.339
5 Martin Jorge 89 SPA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.410
6 Acosta Pedro 31 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 0.414
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.421
8 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 0.455
9 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team Ducati 0.511
10 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.514
11 Binder Brad 33 RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.619
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 0.686
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.875
14 Pedrosa Dani SPA 0.919
15 Rins Alex 42 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.934
16 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.944
17 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 1.086
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA LCR Honda Honda 1.252
19 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 1.317
20 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.357
21 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.451
22 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Red Bull GASGAS Tech 3 KTM 1.586
23 Bradl Stefan 6 GER HRC Test Team Honda 1.684
24 Marini Luca 10 ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.813
25 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA Trackhouse Racing Aprilia 1.877
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)