Jerez never disappoints: how the 2024 Spanish GP went down

Jerez never disappoints: how the 2024 Spanish GP went down
29 April 2024

The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated dates for MotoGP fans, and there are plenty of reasons for this. The 2024 GP was no exception. Jerez once again offered fans a true weekend of passion on two wheels, both in qualifying, and in the sprint on Saturday and the race on Sunday. 

And it’s always special for Repsol Honda to play at home. On this occasion, the team managed come away from the Jerez circuit with solid results, something that will help take away valuable information for the bike's evolution.

Joan Mir felt better and better as the weekend went on. In the sprint, the Spanish driver achieved ninth place, while on Sunday he started from twentieth on the grid, managing to overtake his rivals and ending up finishing in twelfth place.

“We have to be happy with what we've achieved today. From the start of the weekend until now we've been improving all the time, and I really have to thank my team for their hard work in making this progress possible,” said Mir after the race

Gran Premio de motociclismo de España 2024 - Jerez

Luca Marini couldn't quite match the Honda's performance over the weekend, finishing Sunday in 17th place. “It was a tough race. I started well, but then there was a lot of contact at the rear and the bike got damaged. When I tried to find my rhythm, I was much slower than I expected,” he said after.

Both riders were enthusiastic about the Honda's developments after the data collected in Jerez. "I'm looking forward to trying out what we've got to understand what the next steps are," Mir said.

Repsol Lubricants will continue to work closely with the Technical Assistance and Development team and the TechLab to optimize performance, helping to iron out any rough edges to gain a few tenths of second on each lap. We can't wait to see how Mir and Marini get on with these improvements!

The next round of the MotoGP World Championship will take place at the Le Mans circuit, the fifth race on the calendar, starting on May 10. Let's go, team!