Portuguese GP Sprint Race results

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Bagnaia wins first sprint race in MotoGP history in Portimao

Portuguese GP Sprint Race results

Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) was the winner of the first sprint race of the season, held at the Portuguese GP. Jorge Martín (Ducati) and Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) completed the podium on Saturday at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

The riders completed a total of 12 laps of the Portuguese circuit. Jack Miller (KTM), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia), Johann Zarco (Ducati) and Álex Márquez (Ducati) completed the Top 9, the positions that come with points in sprint races this season.

On Sunday at 3 PM (CET), the MotoGP Portuguese GP gets underway.

Mixed fortunes in sprint race for Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez started in first position after taking pole position this morning. The Repsol Honda team rider managed to finish third and score the first points of the season.

Joan Mir, who started from 14th position on the grid, suffered a crash on the first lap and was unable to finish his first race with the team.

Sprint Race results: Portuguese GP (12 laps)

1. Pecco Bagnaia DUCATI19:52.862
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.307
3. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+1.517
4. Jack Miller KTM +1.603
5. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+1.854
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+2.106
7. Miguel Oliveira APRILIA+2.940
8. Johann ZarcoDUCATI+5.595
9. Álex MárquezDUCATI+5.711

Championship Standings

1. Pecco Bagnaia DUCATI12
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI9
3. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA7
4. Jack Miller KTM 6
5. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA5
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA4
7. Miguel Oliveira APRILIA3
8. Johann ZarcoDUCATI2
9. Álex MárquezDUCATI1

Rider statements


“Well, today was really a surprising day but it was a great day, it helped to restore a lot of confidence for myself and the team. Starting with the pole, honestly, I don’t know how I was able to find this time – it was much faster than I had been before. It’s a good advantage to start from pole position and we were able to fight in the Sprint race. When I saw Oliveira and Miller go wide, I knew this was my chance and I attacked. The new format is very demanding, but I think this short race was a good show for the fans. Tomorrow is what really counts and will show where we are more I think.”


“Starting in 14th is a lottery, you have a lot of riders around you who are very eager to recover positions as quickly as possible. It was a very aggressive start to the race because of this, I think if we were starting up higher then we could show our true pace. We have good pace for the race tomorrow, so this makes me feel more confident if everything is more calm at the start. I also want to apologise to Fabio for the contact.”

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