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Portuguese Grand Prix: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

MotoGP rolls into Portimão for the second race of the season. Francesco Bagnaia made a flying start to his title defence in Qatar last time out, and comes into this race having won at the circuit last year.


Portuguese Grand Prix times and schedule

Practice times

Free Practice One: 10:45 UK and local time – Friday 22nd March

Practice: 15:00 UK and local time - Friday 22nd March

Free Practice Two: 10:10 UK and local time – Saturday 23rd March

Qualifying times

Qualifying One: 10:50 UK and local time – Saturday 23rd March

Qualifying Two: 11:15 UK and local time - Saturday 23rd March

Race time

14:00 UK and local time – Sunday 24th March

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How to watch the Portuguese Grand Prix and TV channel

The Portuguese Grand Prix is available on TNT Sports and discovery+, who are the official broadcasters for the 2024 season.

Highlights will be available on ITV4 after the race on Sunday 24th March.

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

1st - Francesco Bagnaia – Ducati Lenovo Team (Ducati)

2nd - Maverick Viñales – Aprilia Racing Team

3rd - Marco Bezzecchi – VR46 Racing Team (Ducati)

Portuguese Grand Prix most wins

Valentino Rossi is the most decorated rider in Portugal, with five wins in total at the Algarve International Circuit, four in MotoGP and One in the 500cc classification.

Honda are the most successful manufacturer, with 13 wins across all classifications, six in MotoGP, five in 250cc and one in both 500cc and 125cc. Their Japanese competitors Yamaha have the most victories in MotoGP alone with seven.

Portuguese Grand Prix lap length

The lap length of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is 4.684km or 2.91 miles.

Portuguese Grand Prix lap record

The lap record around Autódromo Internacional do Algarve belongs to Formula One's Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes' AMG F1 W11, with a time of 1:16.47.

The lap record for a MotoGP participant is 1:37:23 and was achieved by Marc Márquez on Honda RC213V in 2023.

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Portuguese Grand Prix track temperature

The track temperature at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is expected to be around 30°C (86°F) in the daylight hours of the weekend, which shouldn't prove too detrimental to the bikes' tyres.

Portuguese Grand Prix weather forecast

The weather forecast for Portimão, where the track is located, is expected to see temperatures of around 16°C (61°F) to 22°C (72°F) over the course of the weekend. There is around a 20% risk of rain for the whole weekend, and wind is predicted to be at a minimum, with 15mph gusts on Friday and Saturday, and a lowly 4mph on race day Sunday.

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