Riding in their full 2023 racing livery for the first time, Joan Mir and Marc Marquez made the most of the penultimate day of pre-season testing as they completed 152 laps and set the 14th and 19th fastest times.

With the start of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship drawing ever closer, the Repsol Honda Team arrived in Portugal for the final two days of pre-season testing. Continuing the development of the Honda RC213V and finalising various options for the 2023 season remained the primary focus for both sides of the garage at the Portimao Circuit.

Joan Mir continued to grow more comfortable on the Honda RC213V machine, making his first appearance on track in full Repsol Honda Team livery. The #36 continued to refine small details for his personal preference while working with HRC to assess a number of parts for the bike. A best time of 1’39.776 sees Mir end the day in 14th place, the leading Repsol Honda Team machine.

Completing 78 laps over the course of the opening day, Marc Marquez was able to continue the work he and the Repsol Honda Team had started in Sepang. A productive morning led into a busy afternoon as the #93 continued to work through a number of items in the build-up to the season. A disappointing 19th on the timesheets, Marquez remains optimistic that his overall race pace is closer to the front.

Both riders suffered falls without consequence at Turn 14.

Action continues on Sunday, March 12, the final day of the 2023 Moto GP pre-season.

Joan Mir

14th 1'39.776

“Today we spent a lot of our time working between two different bikes, comparing them back-to-back towards the end. We have to keep on working to improve the bike in a few areas, especially in the turning. I am feeling really good in the change of direction and we are looking quite fast in some sectors and need to have this speed everywhere. There’s still one more day to go and time to keep on working to make another step.”

Marc Marquez

19th 1'40.170

“In the morning our pace and rhythm was not so bad and we were able to work well with the base setup. We had a lot of work to do and in the afternoon we were trying many big things and we were not focusing on a single fast lap. The situation is not quite what it seems from the time sheets. Tomorrow hopefully we can focus a bit more on preparing for the race here in Portugal to start the season.”

MotoGP 2023
Testing   Portugal

Portimao Test - Day One

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco ITA 1'38.771
2 Marini Luca ITA 0.234
3 Vinales Maverick SPA 0.254
4 Marquez Alex 73 SPA Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 0.565
5 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.689
6 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 0.695
7 Bezzecchi Marco ITA 0.837
8 Quartararo Fabio FRA 0.843
9 Di Giannantonio Fabio ITA 0.870
10 Martin Jorge SPA 0.872
11 Rins Alex 42 SPA LCR Honda Honda 0.875
12 Espargaro Aleix SPA 0.877
13 Zarco Johann FRA 0.945
14 Mir Joan 36 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.005
15 Binder Brad RSA 1.152
16 Miller Jack 43 AUS Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.216
17 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1.238
18 Bradl Stefan GER 1.391
19 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.399
20 Pirro Michele ITA 1.565
21 Morbidelli Franco ITA 1.643
22 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1.736
23 Nakagami Takaaki JPN 1.871
24 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 2.000
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 1'38.872 (167.1Km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2023)
Race Time 41'24.401 (166.2km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
2023 Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)