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MotoGP Catalunya: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

MotoGP heads to Barcelona for the sixth round of the 2024 season at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Championship leader Jorge Martin enters the Catalan Grand Prix with a healthy advantage at the top of the standings after a dominant showing at Le Mans a fortnight ago.


Catalan Grand Prix times and schedule

Practice times

Free Practice One: Friday 24th May, 10:45-11:30 (09:45-10:30 BST)
Practice: Friday 24th May, 15:00-16:00 (14:00-15:00 BST)
Free Practice Two: Saturday 25th May, 10:10-10:40 (09:10-09:40 BST)

Qualifying time

Qualifying One: Saturday 25th May, 10:50-11:05 (09:50-10:05 BST)
Qualifying Two: Saturday 25th May, 11:15-11:30 (10:15-10:30 BST)

Sprint time

Saturday 25th May, 15:00 (14:00 BST)

Race time

Sunday 26th May, 14:00 (13:00 BST)

How to watch the Catalan Grand Prix and TV channel

The Catalan Grand Prix weekend will be available to watch on TNT Sports and discovery+. They are the official broadcasters of the 2024 season and have the rights to every race.

ITV4 will provide highlights post-race on Sunday 26th May.

See the latest odds for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship on site.

Last year’s Catalan Grand Prix winner and podium (2023)

  1. Aleix Espargaro - Aprilia Racing Team
  2. Maverick Vinales - Aprilia Racing Team
  3. Jorge Martin - Prima Pramac Racing

Catalan Grand Prix most wins

The legendary seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi is the most successful rider at the Catalan Grand Prix in this category, winning seven races from 2002 to 2016.

Jorge Lorenzo is next best at the venue with five wins in the MotoGP series.

Catalan Grand Prix lap length

On the doorstep of Barcelona, the Circuit de Catalunya has a lap length of 4.66 km (2.89 mi), which adds up to a total race distance of 111.77 km (69.45 mi) over 24 laps.

The main straight is 1,047 metres in length and the circuit consists of eight right corners and six left corners.

Catalan Grand Prix lap record

The all-time lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya in MotoGP is a 1:38:639, which was set by reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia in qualifying at the 2023 Catalan Grand Prix on his Ducati Desmosedici GP23.

Catalan Grand Prix track temperature

Sunny spells are anticipated throughout the weekend in Barcelona, meaning the track surface can see temperatures between 30°C (86°F) to 40°C (104°F).

Catalan Grand Prix weather forecast

The forecast for this weekend in Barcelona looks to be largely dry and sunny.

Friday - Mostly sunny with highs of 20°C (68°F) are expected in the afternoon.

Saturday - The glorious sunshine continues the next day with temperatures reaching 21°C (69.8°F) and a gentle breeze approaching from the south.

Sunday - Race day will see sunshine throughout and temperatures increase to 22°C (71.6°F).

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