Moto GP: Spain’s Jorge Martín wins Portuguese Gran...

Moto GP: Spain’s Jorge Martín wins Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimão

MotoGP, Algarve International Racetrack, Portimão, Algarve, Portugal

The second stage of the MotoGP World Championship “exceeded expected attendance” this weekend in Portimão

The Portuguese Grand Prix (Moto GP’s second stage) took place this weekend, between March 22-24 at the Algarve International Racetrack in Portimão, attracting more than the expected number of visitors, setting the records as the biggest ever at the racetrack, according to a statement to Lusa by Paulo Pinheiro, director of the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA).

The famously regarded Algarvian “roller coaster” received “close to 200,000 people”, with visitors from “all over the country and abroad”.

Visitors had the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, such as the ‘fun zone’, set up outside the circuit to watch the race, also a moment of interaction with Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira who signed 10 helmets, as well “an invasion of the track” by the public who were invited to interact with the riders.

The winner, Jorge Martín, number 89, having started from the third position, jumped into the lead right from the start and didn’t allow the competition any more chances.

Miguel Oliveira also got off from a good starting position, beginning at 15th position, and was on the 11th on the first lap, rising to 10th shortly afterwards.

The race also had “one of the most dramatic incidents for some time” according to Moto GP itself, with Qatar’s last race winner Francesco Bagnaia (#1 Italy) colliding with Marc Marquez with only a few laps left.

The weekend ended with Jorge Martin in the first position, followed by Enea Bastianini (#23, Italy) in second with 0,882 seconds, Pedro Acosta (#31, Spain) third with 5,362 seconds and Brad Binder (#33, South Africa) in fourth place 11.123 seconds.

The Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira finished in the Top-10 position, with the ninth place and 23.929 seconds.

For the overall season’s MotoGP results, Jorge Martín (Spain) has the lead with 60 points, followed by second place Brad Binder (South Africa) with 42 points, Enea Bastianini (Italy) third with 39 points and Francesco Bagnaia (Italy) fourth with 37 points.

Article originally published on Portugal Resident.

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