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2024 Spanish MotoGP Jerez Race Results

2024 Spanish MotoGP Jerez Race Results

1. Record Crowds Witness Ducati Domination at Thrilling Jerez MotoGP

Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit echoed with the sound of superfast MotoGP motorbikes as the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix was held this weekend on April 28, 2024, and it didn't fail to impress. A record-breaking 181,000 fans thronged the stands to watch an exciting weather-torn weekend with some surprise performances and Ducati finally asserting its supremacy.

Record Crowds Witness Ducati Domination at Thrilling Jerez MotoGP
A View of the Circuito de Jerez on the Race Day, Photo Credit: Cycle World

2. Drama Unfolds on Saturday

Marc Márquez, who recently joined the Gresini Ducati Red team for the 2024 MotoGP season, was the one racer everyone was looking out for as he took the first spot on the grid on his 2023 Ducati. However, his sprint race that took place on Saturday saw him crash out while he was successfully taking the lead in the race but he managed to come back on the track and surprisingly finished at the sixth spot. This was not the only surprise that day, as Jorge Martin, who has been on a roll this season, claimed the sprint race win, while the factory Ducati racer, Francesco Bagnaia, was knocked out due to getting in contact with other riders.

Drama Unfolds on Saturday
Jorge Martin Crashing at Turn 6, Photo Credit: Cycle World

3. Wet Weather Wreaks Havoc

Weather played a major factor in the past weekend, especially on Saturday. At the wellspring of turn 5, the conditions were wetter than expected, and as a result, nine riders crashed out, including the toughest contender, Maverick Viñales. While Viñales won the COTA US GP, he said that Aprilia's unfamiliar performance on the rainy track was the reason for his poor results.

4. Bagnaia Bounces Back, Ducati Takes the Podium

In a stunning style, Francesco Bagnaia came back to the track on Sunday to play the main event. The two-time World Champion, Bagnaia, managed to secure another victory in a close battle with Marc Marquez. Marquez seems to be back in form and it was indeed phenomenal since he has finally taken his first podium with Ducati while securing the second spot, showing the true class of Ducati motorbikes.

Ducati not only managed to fill the first two spots at the podium, but another Ducati team member, Marco Bezzecchi filled the third sport, guaranteeing a clean sweep by the finest Italian motorcycle marquee. The fortune doesn’t end here, Ducati riders, including Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini also secured the fourth and fifth spots.

5. Young Guns Show Promise

Although Ducati winning the first five spots was the best part of the event, the youngsters like Pedro Acosta who have given the world a glimpse of their capabilities were the best part of the race. Acosta's disappointing first round which had him in 18th position turned around when he put on a strong second-round fight which saw him finish in tenth place. Such a power-packed performance and zealous ambition promises a bright future for MotoGP.

5.	Young Guns Show Promise
Young Sensation Pedro Acosta,  Photo Credit: Cycle World 

The motorcycling world witnessed an amazing weekend full of pure excitement at Circuito de Jerez that will live in the memories of the spectators for a very long time. The venue was jam-packed by the record crowd and they all witnessed the Ducati's dominance on the race circuits, while the drama, unexpected performances, and the young emerging talent kept fans on their toes. The race for the 2024 MotoGP title is set to be a thrilling one and, on the face of it, Ducati will be the favorite, but the rest of the competitors will certainly not go down without a fight.

6. 2024 MotoGP Jerez Results

Standings/Positions Racer Motorbike Finishing Time/Difference
1st Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 40:58.053
2nd Marc Marquez Ducati 0.372
3rd Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 3.903
4th Alex Marquez Ducati 7.205
5th Enea Bastianini Ducati 7.253
6th Brad Binder KTM 7.801
7th Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 10.063
8th Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 10.979
9th Maverick Viñales Aprilia 11.217
10th Pedro Acosta KTM 20.762

7. MotoGP Provisional 2024 Event Calendar

MotoGP Provisional 2024 Event Calendar
No. Date City/Venue Country
1 March 8 – 10 Lusail Qatar
2 March 22 – 24 Portimao Portugal
3 April 5 – 7 Termas de Río Hondo Argentina
4 April 5 – 7 COTA, Austin USA
5 April 5 – 7 Jerez Spain
6 May 10 – 12 Le Mans France
7 May 24 – 46 Barcelona Spain
8 May 31 – June 2 Mugello Italy
9 June 14 – 16 Sokol Kazakhstan
10 June28 – 30 Assen Netherlands
11 July 5 – 7 Sachsenring Germany
12 August 2 – 4 Silverstone UK
13 August 16 – 18 Red Bull Ring, Spielberg Austria
14 August 30 – September 1 Aragon Spain
15 September 6 – 8 Misano Italy (San Marino GP)
16 September 20 – 22 Buddh India
17 September 27 – 29 Mandalika Indonesia
18 October 4 – 6 Motegi Japan
19 October 18 – 20 Phillip Island Australia
20 October 25 – 27 Buriram Thailand
21 November 1 – 3 Sepang Malaysia
22 November 15 – 17 Valencia Spain

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