MotoGP Portimao, Portugal - Free Practice (4) Results
1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)1'50.750s13/14318k
2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.804s9/11329k
3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.841s11/11326k
4Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.977s11/11318k
5Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.057s12/13320k
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.123s10/11324k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.164s7/10322k
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.181s11/12325k
9Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+1.283s8/10324k
10Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+1.315s12/14334k
11Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.332s13/13327k
12Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.489s7/7320k
13Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.565s12/13328k
14Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.614s3/7324k
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.724s13/13325k
16Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.116s10/15320k
17Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+2.255s9/13328k
18Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+2.311s11/11328k
19Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+2.572s9/10328k
20Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.772s11/12318k
21Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+3.017s7/8319k
22Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+3.171s4/14320k
23Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+3.999s12/14317k
24Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+4.207s7/9326k
25Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+4.693s3/7325k

* Rookie

Official Portimao MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 38.725s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Alex Rins SPA Suzuki 1m 39.450s (2021)

Fastest practice time:
Miguel Oliveira POR KTM 1m 50.552s (wet)

Home hero Miguel Oliveira stays fastest during a damp final practice for the 2022 Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, followed by Jack Miller, rookie Marco Bezzecchi and factory Yamaha team-mates Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo.

After three soaking wet sessions, sunshine and blue skies finally arrived at lunchtime on Saturday, allowing the track to slowly dry. Wet tyres were again used throughout FP4, some riders moving from the soft to medium rear, but might the first slick laps of the weekend be possible in Qualifying?

Marc Marquez, who suffered a highside this morning, joined brother Alex in choosing to sit out the opening half of the FP4 session.

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after third free practice, including Maverick Vinales, Jorge Martin, Francesco Bagnaia and Alex Rins, will now get underway.

After four overseas events, the European leg of the 2022 MotoGP season begins at Portimao this weekend with Gresini’s Enea Bastianini leading the world championship standings by five points over Suzuki’s Alex Rins, after victories in two of the opening rounds.

Aleix Espargaro is 11 points from the top for Aprilia, with Rins’ team-mate Joan Mir, Yamaha’s reigning MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo and KTM’s Brad Binder completing the early top six.

2020 champion Mir, Ducati’s reigning title runner-up Francesco Bagnaia and Repsol Honda’s six-time premier-class champion Marc Marquez (who has missed two races due to diplopia) are among those still seeking a first podium of the season.

The previous Portimao MotoGP rounds, all held since November 2020, have been won by home star Miguel Oliveira (KTM), Quartararo and Bagnaia respectively.

Portimao MotoGP schedule (UK time)

Friday April 22

9am-9.45am - Moto3 Free Practice 1

9.55am-10.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 1

10.55am-11.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 1

1.15pm-1.55pm - Moto3 Free Practice 2

2.10pm-2.55pm - MotoGP Free Practice 2

3.10pm-3.50pm - Moto2 Free Practice 2


Saturday April 23

9am-9.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 3

9.55am-10.40am- MotoGP Free Practice 3

10.55am-11.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 3

12.35pm-.12.50pm - Moto3 Qualifying 1

1pm-1.15pm - Moto3 Qualifying 3

1.30pm-2pm - MotoGP Free Practice 4

2.10pm-2.25pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1

3.10pm-3.25pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1

3.35pm-3.50pm - Moto2 Qualifying 2


Sunday April 24

9.20am-9.30am - Moto3 warm-up

9.40am-10am - MotoGP warm-up

10.10am-10.20am - Moto2 warm-up

11.20am - Moto3 race

1pm - MotoGP race

2.30pm - Moto2 race

COTA: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1^2Enea BastianiniSPAGresini Ducati (GP21)61 
2^2Alex Rins0Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)56(-5)
3˅2Aleix Espargaro0Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)50(-11)
4^2Joan Mir0Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)46(-15)
5=Fabio Quartararo0Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)44(-17)
6˅4Brad Binder0Red Bull KTM (RC16)42(-19)
7^4Jack Miller0Ducati Lenovo (GP22)31(-30)
8=Johann Zarco0Pramac Ducati (GP22)31(-30)
9˅2Miguel Oliveira0Red Bull KTM (RC16)28(-33)
10˅1Jorge Martin0Pramac Ducati (GP22)28(-33)
11˅2Pol Espargaro0Repsol Honda (RC213V)23(-38)
12^2Francesco Bagnaia0Ducati Lenovo (GP22)23(-38)
13^2Marc Marquez0Repsol Honda (RC213V)21(-40)
14˅1Maverick Viñales0Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)19(-42)
15˅3Franco Morbidelli0Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)14(-47)
16=Takaaki Nakagami0LCR Honda (RC213V)12(-49)
17=Luca Marini0Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)10(-51)
18=Marco Bezzecchi0Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*7(-54)
19˅4Darryn Binder0WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-55)
20^2Alex Marquez0LCR Honda (RC213V)4(-57)
21=Andrea Dovizioso0WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)3(-58)
22=Remy Gardner0KTM Tech3 (RC16)*1(-60)