Algarve GP – 2021 MotoGP Algarve GP Schedule

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha SRT

Portimão is a difficult track with very special features that other circuits do not have. The first of our two races this year has not been bad for us, as I managed to get into the top 10, but unfortunately I fell. The goal this weekend is to try and make a good run and move forward. I used to feel good, especially on Sunday, so hopefully we can be competitive and repeat a great result as we did last time in Misano.“.

Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha SRT

The Algarve International Circuit is a very unique track and I don’t know what it will be like with the Yamaha YZR-M1, especially because we are still making new configurations on the bike. I’m really looking forward to seeing if we can be more competitive in Portimão, because in Misano it wasn’t possible due to the changing track conditions. I hope to move forward because it is difficult at the moment. I also hope that we have good conditions in free practice, because we need them to keep improving and do more laps on the bike.“.

Joan Mir, Suzuki Officer

I finished third here when we came to the third round of the season and the race went really well. I felt confident all the time and hope to have the same good feelings on Friday. Portimão is an amazing circuit, it’s like a roller coaster but it’s a lot of fun!

Alex Rins, Suzuki officer

Portimão is a great track where driving is very pleasant. In April I had a bit of bad luck because I had a good pace but I missed the podium. I’m ready to try it again this weekend, mostly because our bike has improved since the last time. I think we could be fast here“.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha official

It took a while, but I’m starting to realize that I’ve won the 2021 MotoGP World Championship! Now that I don’t have to think about ranking and points all the time, I can go back to the mindset we had when we came here in April. Our goal is to be first again, as it was at the beginning of the championship, because we still have the team and the title of builder to fight. We did an amazing race on this track during the Portuguese GP. The pace was very fast, so I’m really curious to see what we can do this weekend“.

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha official

The Emilia-Romagna GP weekend was positive for us in general. We have progressed to improve the sensations with the bike and my pace at the start of the race has been good. My knee condition is improving week by week, so we regularly see progress. However, Portimão could be a challenge. I don’t know how physically demanding this track will be, especially considering the elevation changes, but I still like to ride this track so I’m looking forward to it.“.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati officer

It was a pleasure to take a few days off after Misano to recharge his batteries before entering the last two races of the season. The drivers’ championship is over, but we have to stay focused because our goal is to get the best result every race weekend. So I came to Portimão full of energy and eager to do well with the victory. We must try to get as many points as possible to confirm the second position in the championship and try to secure the titles of teams and builders. I am optimistic and confident that we can do well here in Portugal“.

Jack Miller, Ducati officer

I’m happy to be back in Portugal! The Autódromo do Algarve is truly an amazing track where I always have a lot of fun! Unfortunately, the last time we did a Grand Prix here, I couldn’t finish the weekend as expected: after a fall on the sixth lap of the race, I was forced to retire. So I go back to Portimão determined to redeem myself and fight for a good result! It’s the penultimate race of the year and I want to finish my season in a positive way. In addition, we continue to fight for the title of builders and teams, so I will do my best to help Ducati and the team achieve these two important goals.“.

Pol Espargaró, Honda officer

We had a great weekend in Misano and were able to show what we could do with the Honda, but now we have a new challenge. Having already run in Portugal this year is an advantage because we already know the track, but I think this weekend could be a bit difficult compared to Misano. The conditions will be different from the last time here, so we need to understand what adjustments we need. The motivation is very strong to attack during these last events and to reward the team again. I wish Mark a speedy recovery.“.

Stefan Bradl, official Honda (replacing Marc Márquez)

First of all, I hope Marc is recovering well and can get back on track soon. I can’t wait to get back on track because Portimao is a nice circuit where we had a good result at the end of 2020. It’s never easy to get back on the bike, but this year we had a great time between racing and racing“.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia officer

We return to Portimão in very different conditions from the first race, both in terms of time and because we have the opportunity to get to know the new RS-GP better. I like this track and we had a good first race here. I can’t wait to come back to check on our progress. We have two races left to finish this championship season well.“.

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia officer

After the trip to Misano, I arrive in Portimão with decidedly positive feelings. We have worked hard on the RS-GP to achieve a clear improvement that I will also be able to take advantage of here. This is precisely our goal: to continue to discover this new bike by adapting it to my riding style. It helps us better prepare for 2022, and in the meantime, why not try to get a good result before the end of the season?

Algarve MotoGP 2021 timetables (French time)

Friday, November 5, 2021

  • 10: 00-10: 40: FP1 Moto3 free practice
  • 10.55-11.40 h: FP1 MotoGP free practice
  • 11.55am-12.35pm: FP1 Moto2 free practice
  • 14: 15-14: 55: FP2 Moto3 free practice
  • 15: 10-15: 55: Free MotoGP FP2 workouts
  • 16: 10-16: 50 h: Free training FP2 Moto2

Saturday November 6 2021

  • 10: 00-10: 40: FP3 Moto3 free practice
  • 10.55-11.40 am: MotoGP FP3 free practice
  • 11.55am-12.35pm: FP3 Moto2 free practice
  • 13: 35-14: 15: Moto3 classification
  • 14: 30-15: 00 h: Free MotoGP FP4 training
  • 15: 10-15: 25: 1st MotoGP classification
  • 15: 35-15: 50: 2nd MotoGP classification
  • 16: 10-16: 50: Moto2 classification
  • 18: 00-18: 45: MotoGP press conference

Sunday November 7 2021

  • 10: 00-10: 20: Moto3 warm-up
  • 10.30am-10.50am: MotoGP warm-up
  • 11: 00-11: 20: Moto2 warm-up
  • 12:20 pm: Moto3 race
  • 2 pm: MotoGP race
  • 3.30 pm: Moto2 race

Provisional classification of MotoGP 2021

  1. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 267
  2. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 202
  3. Joan MIR Suzuki 175
  4. Johann ZARCO Ducati 152
  5. Jack MILLER Ducati 149
  6. Marc MARQUEZ Honda 142
  7. Brad BINDER KTM 136
  8. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 113
  9. Maverick VIÑALES Aprilia 106
  10. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 92
  11. Alex RINS Suzuki 91
  12. Pol ESPARGARO Honda 90
  13. Enea BASTIANINI Ducati 87
  14. Jorge MARTIN Ducati 82
  15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 71
  16. Alex MARQUEZ Honda 54
  17. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 42
  18. Iker LECUONA KTM 38
  19. Danilo PETRUCCI KTM 37
  20. Luca MARINI Ducati 37
  21. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 35
  22. Stefan BRADL Honda 13
  23. Michele PIRRO Ducati 12
  24. Dani PEDROSA KTM 6
  25. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Yamaha 6
  26. Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia 4
  27. Tito FLAP Ducati 1

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