Jorge Martin Finds Redemption in Portugal With Grand Prix Win

March 24, 2024Ray Milton

Prima Pramac Racing rider Jorge Martin won the Portuguese Grand Prix to bounce back from missing out on extending his Sprint race record yesterday. With the win Martin took over the lead in the riders championship. Coming into the race Francesco Bagnaia led the championship but he failed to score point in the Portuguese Grand Prix after crashing out of the race in an incident with Marc Marquez.

In second place came Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo). Bastianini’s 2024 season has gotten off on a very positive note as he continues to demonstrate that he has the pace to compete for podiums. Last season Bastianini had to sit out as a result of a major injury. By the time he returned to the grid a championship contending run was long over. It is a new year and Bastianini looks like he means business. He currently sits third in the championship behind Brad Binder by 3 points.

Pedro Acosta Continues to Impress

MotoGP rookie, Pedro Acosta continues to impress as the the rook secure his first podium of the 2024 for Red Bull GasGas Tech3. “There is nothing to say about today,” he said. “The team did an amazing work until the end of the race. Today wasn’t the tyre, today wasn’t the arm, today it was just riding. It’s true we need to improve in many areas, we need to improve in qualifying and also in Sprint races, but we have the first podium. Look at these boys! Today is not red Ducati, is red GasGas! There is nothing to say. Thanks to mr. [Stefan] Pierer, to Pit Beirer, to Hervé [Poncharal], to all the guys from the team, to Pol [Trevathan] – my crew chief – to everyone who is working behind this project. Because we knew it was not going to be easy, but we have the first one!

Full Portuguese Grand Prix Results are Below

MotoGP Standings After Portugal