2023 MotoGP pre-season Portimao Stats Smorgasbord

MotoGP 2023

Spherical One – Portimao

Pecco Bagnaia

Lastly, we’re beginning once more, and I’m actually excited! The winter assessments went properly, and in some facets, I just like the Desmosedici GP 23 higher than final 12 months’s bike. There are all of the situations to have the ability to begin this new season properly: Portimão is a monitor that I like and the place usually, I’m quick. In any case, we have now to remain centered as a result of the competitiveness will certainly be very excessive. We should work at our greatest proper from the beginning: this would be the first GP through which we’ll contest the dash race, so we should get used to approaching the weekend differently. I’m prepared and searching ahead to getting on monitor to kick off the 2023 World Championship formally!”

Francesco Bagnaia

MotoGP Info and Stats

Within the final ten years since 2013, Honda has gained the opening race of the season solely as soon as, with Marc Marquez in 2014. Nonetheless, they’ve gained the riders’ title with Marquez six instances, the Constructors’ six instances and the groups’ Championship 5 instances.

Portimao is likely one of the two tracks on the present calendar the place there was not less than one MotoGP occasion however Honda don’t have any wins, podiums or poles as but, together with Mandalika (which debuted final 12 months).

Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro is scheduled to start out his 218th premier class race. He shall be tied with MotoGP Legends Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden in fourth on the checklist of riders with most premier class begins, behind MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi (372), soon-to-be MotoGP Legend Andrea Dovizioso (248) and Alex Barros (245).

Alex Rins is scheduled to start out his one centesimal premier class race in Portimao.

There are 13 GP World Champions on the grid this 12 months, only one lower than 2022 – which was the file for the full-time MotoGP entry checklist within the opening race. The category of 2023 have 24 World Championships between them, which is similar as 2022. The file is 32 Championships in 2018.

Alex Rins

13 riders have gained premier class races (another than 2022) they usually have 116 wins between them, 5 greater than 2022. However with 59 MotoGP wins, Marc Marquez has greater than the opposite riders mixed (57).

All 22 riders have GP victories in not less than one class, with a complete of 326 Grand Prix victories.

The one rookie in MotoGP this 12 months is a GP winner and a World Champion: Augusto Fernandez (seven wins and 2022 Moto2 World Champion).

Augusto Fernandez
Augusto Fernandez

The oldest rider is Aleix Espargaro, 33 years 239 days outdated on race day on the Portuguese GP. The youngest is Raul Fernandez, 22 years 154 days outdated on race day.

The typical age of the grid is 27 years and 4 months (it was 26 years and 7 months in 2022, which was the second-lowest common age on the entry checklist of the opening race of the season for the reason that introduction of MotoGP in 2002, after Qatar 2008).

Massimo Meregalli – Monster Yamaha Workforce Director

The primary GP is at all times thrilling as a result of it‘s again to highschool for everybody. Nonetheless, this time it‘s much more attention-grabbing as a result of we have now a brand new GP format. This would be the first time we get to do a Dash, so that’s one thing we sit up for. It‘s additionally the primary time that we open the MotoGP season in Portugal. This can be a good circuit for us, as proven by Fabio‘s two Portimao race wins in a row. We ended the take a look at right here virtually two weeks in the past on a optimistic word. It‘s necessary that we preserve working in the fitting course this weekend and set the fitting tone for the season. Just like the followers, we will‘t wait any longer to observe some MotoGP racing!

Fabio Quartararo and Massimo Meregalli
Fabio Quartararo and Massimo Meregalli

Grand Prix Racing in Portimao

That is the primary time that the season opener has been held in Europe since 2006, when it was the Spanish GP at Jerez. From 2007 to 2022, the Qatar GP was the opened the calendar. That is the primary time Portugal hosts the opening Grand Prix of the season.

That is the 18th time Portugal hosts a Grand Prix (together with the 2021 Algarve GP). The primary on Portuguese soil was in 2000, however the first two Portuguese Grands Prix had been really held in Spain: in Jarama in 1987 and Jerez in 1988. Following an eleven-year break, the occasion returned to the calendar in 2000 at Estoril, the place it was held yearly till 2012.

MotoGP in Portimao again in 2021

In 2020, MotoGP returned to the nation on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, when it turned the 72nd circuit to carry a premier class Grand Prix and the twenty ninth to carry a MotoGP race for the reason that introduction of the category in 2002.

This would be the fifth time the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve has hosted, together with the 2021 Algarve GP.

#1 Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Workforce) has two podiums: P2 in 2021/1 and a win in 2021/2 (from pole), securing Ducati its third Constructors crown. In 2022, he crashed in Q1 (Flip 3) and certified final in twenty fifth for his worst qualifying up to now. He began twenty fourth… however completed P8.

#5 Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) took pole in 2022, making him the French rider with second most poles within the class forward of Christian Sarron and behind Quartararo. He completed second for his second podium of that season, and his just one up to now on the monitor.

Portimao front row: Mir, Zarco and Aleix Espargaro
Portimao entrance row in 2022: Mir, Zarco and Aleix Espargaro

#10 Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Workforce) has completed P12 in his three MotoGP races right here up to now however topped the primary two assessments of 2023 pre-season and completed fourth total within the take a look at at Portimao.

#12 Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) has by no means completed higher than P10 in Portimao.

#20 Fabio Quartararo (Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP) has gained twice in MotoGP at Portimao: 2021/1 and 2022. On each events, he went on to take the lead of the Championship.

Fabio Quartararo in 2022

#21 Franco Morbidelli (Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP) took third on the 2020 Portuguese GP.

#23 Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Workforce) certified 18th final 12 months after crashing in Q1, his worst qualifying of the season. He crashed out of tenth at Flip 8 and misplaced the Championship result in Quartararo.

#25 Raul Fernandez (Cryptodata RNF MotoGP Workforce) missed the MotoGP race final 12 months after hurting his proper hand in a crash in Q1. Nonetheless, he has 1 x Moto2 and 1 x Moto3 wins right here, the latter his maiden win.

#30 Takaaki Nakgami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) was prime Honda in 2020 in fifth, his finest consequence on the monitor.

#33 Brad Binder (Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing) crashed and failed to attain in 2020 however gained the battle for Rookie of the Yr forward of Alex Marquez. He crashed out final 12 months from P11 at T11. It was his single DNF of the 12 months, and he, Aleix Espargaro and Luca Marini had been the riders with least DNFs in 2022: one every.

Brad Binder in 2022

#36 Joan Mir (Repsol Honda Workforce) certified second final 12 months, his finest qualifying within the premier class. That is his third and most up-to-date entrance row begin together with Styria 2020 (following Zarco’s penalty) and Algarve 2021 in third. He was knocked out from third at Flip 1 by Miller.

#37 Augusto Fernandez (GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Tech3) has by no means completed higher than P5 (Moto2) right here.

#41 Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) completed third final 12 months for his second podium of the season following his maiden win in Argentina. It was the primary of 4 successive podiums till the Italian GP.

#42 Alex Rins (LCR Honda Castrol) certified second in 2021/1, equalling his finest qualifying in MotoGP from Valencia 2018 and Europe 2020. He was second behind Quartararo when he crashed out at Flip 5 with seven laps to go. In 2022, he began from twenty third however was already tenth on Lap 1, finally ending P4 to maneuver as much as second within the Championship however tied on factors with chief Quartararo

Jack Miller

#43 Jack Miller (Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing) has two MotoGP podiums in Portimao: P2 in 2020 and P3 in 2021/2. He has at all times certified throughout the prime 4.

#44 Pol Espargaro (GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Tech3) completed P4 in 2020 in his final race with KTM and most up-to-date on the RC16. It was his finest consequence till his second place on the 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP (with Honda).

#49 Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP) has by no means completed higher than P11 (Moto2) right here.

#72 Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Workforce) completed fifteenth for his first race in MotoGP at Portimao final 12 months and was one of many two rookies who scored factors together with Remy Gardner (P14).

#73 Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP) certified seventh in 2022 (regardless of a crash on the finish of Q2) for his finest qualifying consequence since he stepped as much as MotoGP in 2020.

Álex Márquez battling with large bro again in 2022

#88 Miguel Oliveira (Cryptodata RNF MotoGP Workforce) certified on pole in 2020, turning into the primary Portuguese rider to take action within the premier class. He led each lap, set the quickest lap and took his second MotoGP win, turning into the primary Portuguese rider to win on dwelling soil. Final 12 months, he completed fifth as prime KTM, which is the one different time he has scored factors on the monitor in MotoGP.

#89 Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) crashed at Flip 7 in FP3 in 2021, breaking bones in his arms, left leg and proper ankle. He missed the race in addition to the next three GPs. He completed seventh on the 2021 Algarve GP, the one time he has scored in MotoGP right here as final 12 months he crashed out.

#93 Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Workforce) made his (first) comeback on the 2021 Portuguese GP, 265 days after the 2020 Andalucian GP and struggling his proper arm damage first sustained on the Spanish GP. He managed to affix Q2 through Q1 and certified sixth as prime Honda. He completed seventh. He missed the 2021 Algarve GP after an damage in coaching previous to the occasion and was changed by Stefan Bradl. In 2022, he completed P6. Portimao is likely one of the two tracks the place he has raced and never but completed on the rostrum in MotoGP, together with Mandalika.

Most profitable racers at Portimao

Portimao Winners:
  • Fabio Quartararo 2 x MotoGP
  • Francesco Bagnaia 1 x MotoGP
  • Miguel Oliveira 1 x MotoGP
  • Raul Fernandez 2 : 1 x Moto2, 1 x Moto3
  • Pedro Acosta 2 x Moto3
  • Remy Gardner 2 x Moto2
  • Joe Roberts 1 x Moto2
  • Sergio Garcia 1 x Moto3
Races at Portimao:
Factories at Portimao:
Finest Outcomes
  • Most wins: Yamaha 2 – Ducati 1 – KTM 1
  • Yamaha: victory for Fabio Quartararo, 2021 & 2022 Portuguese GPs, 2021 from pole
  • Ducati: victory for Francesco Bagnaia, 2021 Algarve GP, from pole
  • KTM: victory for Miguel Oliveira, 2020 Portuguese GP, from pole
  • Aprilia: third for Aleix Espargaro, 2022 Portuguese GP
  • Honda: fourth for Alex Marquez, 2021 Algarve GP
  • Honda is the one present producer to don’t have any MotoGP podiums in Portimao…. but.
Eight riders have MotoGP podiums at Portimao:
  • Francesco Bagnaia (2)
  • Jack Miller (2)
  • Joan Mir (2)
  • Fabio Quartararo (2)
  • Miguel Oliveira (1)
  • Franco Morbidelli (1)
  • Johann Zarco (1)
  • Aleix Espargaro (1)

Marc Marquez

The beginning of one other season is right here, and also you at all times get this pleasure and feeling earlier than you go racing once more. We’ve had a busy off season the place we have now been gathering quite a lot of knowledge and aiming for the longer term. Now we should begin and concentrate on the opening races and keep in mind that racing and testing are very totally different. This 12 months we have now the brand new problem of the Dash on Saturday, a brief and intense race that I’m positive will carry the followers quite a lot of pleasure. I’m actually wanting ahead to getting again on the Honda RC213V for the eleventh season with the Repsol Honda Workforce.

Marc Marquez

MotoGP Dash

777 factors shall be obtainable to attain this season within the premier class: 525 on Sunday and 252 on Saturday. Meaning it’s 32.4% (virtually 1/3) of factors up for grabs in MotoGP Sprints.

MotoGP Sprints wins, podiums, begins (for riders, producers, groups, nationalities…) belong to a brand new set of statistics. So issues like streaks (wins, podiums, factors scoring…) are additionally separated. For instance, back-to-back GP wins signifies that the rider has gained two successive GP races.

Sunday’s race winner is the Grand Prix winner, no matter their consequence within the MotoGP Dash.

When it comes to stats, there’s one rider who takes pole place: the quickest rider in Q2. If for some purpose (penalty, unfit, and so on) they can’t begin, pole place continues to be added to their statistics.

What Occurs If…

518 – If Marc Marquez wins the GP race, it will likely be 518 days since his final GP win on the 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP.

Marc Marquez

41 – If not less than one Ducati qualifies within the prime three, it will likely be the forty first successive race for the Bologna manufacturing facility (for the reason that 2020 Valencia GP).

27 – With Jorge Martin third on the 2022 Valencia GP, Ducati is on a streak of 26 MotoGP Grand Prix races in a row with not less than one rider on the rostrum. If they’ve one other, Ducati will prolong their file to 27.

Jorge Martin

9 – If Johann Zarco, Alex Marquez, Pol Espargaro, Raul Fernandez, Luca Marini, Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Takaaki Nakagami or rookie Augusto Fernandez win, it will likely be their first premier class victory.

5 – If a rider apart from Oliveira (2020), Quartararo (2021/1), Bagnaia (2021/2) or Zarco (2022) qualifies on pole, they would be the fifth totally different polesitter in 5 premier class Grands Prix at Portimao.

Fabio Quartararo

3 – If Quartararo wins the Portuguese GP, this may turn out to be the primary monitor the place he has gained greater than twice in GP racing. Over the past three at Portimao for the reason that 2021 Portuguese GP, he alternated between profitable the race or failing to attain. Final 12 months he gained.

3 – If Miller or Maverick Viñales win the GP race, they are going to turn out to be the primary rider to win on a motorcycle from three totally different producers since begin of the MotoGP period in 2002.

Jack Miller

2 – Having gained the final race of 2022, if he wins in Portugal, Alex Rins can turn out to be the second rider to take back-to-back premier class wins on bikes from two producers after Valentino Rossi, who gained the ultimate race of 2003 with Honda and the opening race of 2004 with Yamaha.

1 – If one of many 4 Hondas takes a podium, it will likely be the manufacturing facility’s first MotoGP rostrum on the monitor.

Portimao MotoGP Schedule

Time Class Occasion
2000 Moto3 FP1
2050 Moto2 FP1
2145 MotoGP FP1
0015 (Sat) Moto3 FP2
0105 (Sat) Moto2 FP2
0200 (Sat) MotoGP FP2
1940 Moto3 FP3
2025 Moto2 FP3
2110 MotoGP FP
2150 MotoGP Q1
2215 MotoGP Q2
2350 Moto3 Q1
0015 (Solar) Moto3 Q2
0045 (Solar) Moto2 Q1
0110 (Solar) Moto2 Q2
0200 (Solar) MotoGP Dash Race
1945 MotoGP WUP
2100 Moto3 RACE
2215 Moto2 RACE
0000 (Mon) MotoGP RACE

2023 MotoGP Calendar

Rnd Date Location
1 Mar-26 Portugal, Portimao
2 Apr-02 Argentina, Termos de Rio Honda
3 Apr-16 Americas, COTA
4 Apr-30 Spain, Jerez
5 Could-14 France, Le Mans
6 Jun-11 Italy, Mugello
7 Jun-18 Germany, Sachsenring
8 Jun-25 Netherlands, Assen
9 Jul-09 Kazakhstan, Sokol (Topic to homologation)
10 Aug-06  Nice Britain, Silverstone
11 Aug-20 Austria, Crimson Bull Ring
12 Sep-03 Catalunya, Catalunya
13 Sep-10 San Marino, Misano
14 Sep-24 India, Buddh (Topic to homologation)
15 Oct-01 Japan, Motegi
16 Oct-15  Indonesia, Mandalika
17 Oct-22 Australia, Phillip Island
18 Oct-29 Thailand, Chang
19 Nov-12 Malaysia, Sepang
20 Nov-19 Qatar, Lusail
21 Nov-26 Valenciana, Valencia

MotoGP 2023 Rider Entry Listing

Rider Workforce Bike
Johann Zarco Prima Pramac Racing Ducati
Luca Marini Mooney VR46 Racing Workforce Ducati
Maverick Viñales Aprilia Racing Aprilia
Fabio Quartararo Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP Workforce Yamaha
Franco Morbidelli Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP Workforce Yamaha
Enea Bastianini Ducati Lenovo Workforce Ducati
Raul Fernandez RNF MotoGP Workforce Aprilia
Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda Idemitsu Honda
Brad Binder Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing Ktm
Joan Mir Repsol Honda Workforce Honda
Augusto Fernandez Tech3 GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Gasgas
Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing Aprilia
Alex Rins LCR Honda Castrol Honda
Jack Miller Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing Ktm
Pol Espargaro Tech3 GASGAS Manufacturing unit Racing Gasgas
Fabio Di Giannantonio GRESINI RACING MotoGP Ducati
Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo Workforce Ducati
Marco Bezzecchi Mooney VR46 Racing Workforce Ducati
Alex Marquez GRESINI RACING MotoGP Ducati
Miguel Oliveira RNF Motogp TEAM Aprilia
Jorge Martin Prima Pramac Racing Ducati
Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Workforce Honda
Official statistics compiled by Dr. Thomas Morsellino