Portuguese GP Sprint Race Results

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Maverick Viñales wins sprint race at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

Portuguese GP Sprint Race Results

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve held the MotoGP Sprint race on Saturday afternoon. After a total of 12 laps, with several crashes, Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) finally took the victory. Marc Márquez (Ducati) and Jorge Martín (Ducati) accompanied the Aprilia rider on the podium.

Bagnaia, Miller, Bastianini, Acosta, Espargaró and Quartararo were the riders who also finished amongst the points.

The highlight of the weekend, the Portuguese Grand Prix race itself, will take place on Sunday at 15:00 (CEST).

Sprint race provides experience 

The Repsol Honda team riders participated in a sprint race that helped them accumulate kilometres on their Hondas and gain valuable information for Sunday.

Joan Mir, who started from 20th position, managed to have a solid race in which he finished in 14th place. The Spaniard will look for a good strategy in the main race to obtain a good result.

Luca Marini finished another race on his Honda. The Repsol Honda Team rider continues to adapt, and after an intense sprint race he finished eighteenth.

Sprint Race Results: Portuguese GP (12 laps)

1. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA19:49.636
2. Marc MárquezDUCATI+1.039
3. Jorge MartínDUCATI+1.122
4. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+4.155
5. Jack MillerKTM+4.329
6. Enea BastianiniDUCATI+4.384
7. Pedro AcostaGASGAS+5.088
8. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+6.161
9. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA+7.501
14. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+14.035
18. Luca MariniREPSOL HONDA+24.907

General Standings

1. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI37
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI35
3. Brad BinderKTM29
4. Marc MárquezDUCATI27
5. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA19
6. Enea BastianiniDUCATI19
7. Aleix Espargaró APRILIA17
8. Álex MárquezDUCATI13
9. Pedro AcostaGASGAS12
10. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI9


Joan Mir

“Our race was quite good in the end after we took a pretty big risk with the setup. It’s still a new bike and we are learning things every exit. In the morning, we weren’t able to make the step forward that we needed to so we suffered in Qualifying. In the race my pace was close to that of the top ten but starting so far back limits you. We have to be happy with the step we made in the race because we were able to improve our race pace by a second.”

Luca Marini

“I went into the Sprint today with a different setting that we wanted to try across the 12 laps of the short race to understand the behaviour of the bike. I think this helped us to find something in the exit of the corners but we sacrificed a little bit in other areas. For us the Sprint is a good opportunity to try things. Now it’s time to analyse the data and also check what Joan and his team did to improve overall. We still have Warm Up tomorrow to try a few things and keep on improving.”

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