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Rins assumed he’d lost third in standings after Algarve slump

Alex Rins admits he “didn’t even think” he’d finished third in the MotoGP standings after his slump to 15th place in the Portuguese Grand Prix due to an incorrect tyre choice.

Espargaro “angry” that poor qualifying cost him podium shot

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro admits he is “very angry” about qualifying 14th for MotoGP's Portuguese Grand Prix as he felt he could have fought for the podium.

Podcast: All the talking points from MotoGP's season finale

Miguel Oliveira rounded out the 2020 MotoGP season on home soil with a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Rossi reflects on "emotional" factory Yamaha exit

Valentino Rossi says his final outing with the factory Yamaha MotoGP squad in the Portuguese Grand Prix was "an emotional moment".

Miller "closed a few mouths" during Pramac stint

Jack Miller says he "closed a few mouths" with his performances during his three-year stint with the Pramac Ducati squad following a farewell podium in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.

Morbidelli delighted at runner-up spot in MotoGP standings

Petronas Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli says cementing second place in this year's MotoGP standings was more important to him than winning his last-lap battle with Jack Miller in Portugal.

Crutchlow: Important to finish “emotional” last MotoGP race

Cal Crutchlow says it was “important to see the flag” in his emotional farewell MotoGP race, but was disappointed with the result in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Damage from early collision ended Mir’s Portugal race

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says an electronics issue caused by early contact in the Portuguese Grand Prix forced him to retire from the 2020 season finale.

Oliveira had to "manage emotions" throughout Portuguese GP

Miguel Oliveira admits his lights-to-flag domination of the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix was “long” and says he had to “manage emotions” throughout the 25-lap contest.

Vinales labels MotoGP 2020 “worst season of my career”

Maverick Vinales admits the 2020 MotoGP season was the “worst” of his career, but says he could’ve fought for the podium in the Portuguese Grand Prix with a better qualifying.

Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira dominates home race for Tech 3 KTM

Miguel Oliveira made a fairy tale end to his 2020 MotoGP season with a dominant Portuguese Grand Prix victory as world champion Joan Mir retires after disastrous race.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch the Portuguese Grand Prix?

This weekend MotoGP travels to Portimao for the Portuguese Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

Oliveira plays down hopes over home MotoGP win chances

Tech3 KTM’s Miguel Oliveira says he can’t be too optimistic about converting his Portuguese Grand Prix pole position into a famous home MotoGP win on Sunday.

Dovizioso “very angry” over final Ducati MotoGP qualifying

Andrea Dovizioso says he is angry with his final qualifying session as a Ducati MotoGP rider after only managing 12th for the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Miller’s Portimao race won’t be dictated by Ducati title hopes

Jack Miller says his quest to end his Pramac career with a win in the Portuguese Grand Prix won’t be dictated by Ducati’s desire to clinch the MotoGP manufacturers’ title. 

Crutchlow “put it on the line” for final MotoGP qualifying

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says he “put it on the line” to put his Honda fourth on the grid for the Portuguese Grand Prix in his final MotoGP qualifying appearance.

“Impossible” to aim for MotoGP wins on Yamaha – Vinales

Maverick Vinales admits it is “impossible” for him to aim for wins on the Yamaha now and says the pace “didn’t improve” on Saturday at the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.

Mir’s Portimao qualifying compromised by electronics issue

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his Portuguese Grand Prix Saturday was compromised by an electronic issue with his Suzuki, contributing to his joint career-worst qualifying result.

Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira takes pole on home soil, Mir 20th Portuguese GP
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Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira takes pole on home soil, Mir 20th

Tech3 KTM’s Miguel Oliveira took his maiden MotoGP pole position on home soil by 0.044 seconds for the Portuguese Grand Prix, as world champion Joan Mir qualified 20th.

Portimao MotoGP: Miller tops tight FP3 as Mir misses Q2 cut

Pramac’s Jack Miller led Tech3’s Miguel Oliveira in FP3 for the Portuguese Grand Prix, as new MotoGP world champion Joan Mir missed the Q2 cut on his Suzuki.

Rins to evaluate shoulder operation after MotoGP season ends

Alex Rins says he will evaluate after the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix whether he will need an operation on the shoulder he injured at the start of the 2020 season.

The Yamaha trait that might just tame “stressful” Portimao

MotoGP's first visit to the Algarve circuit has caught a number of its riders by surprise and, despite the venue's "aggressive" nature, riders have found that a deft touch is more suited to tackling the track. Which, of course, plays into Yamaha's hands...

Rossi explains reason for Portimao practice crash

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi says his miserable MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix Friday was a result of a radical set-up change not working and his FP2 crash ruining his run plan.

MotoGP champion Mir feels “free just to focus on the riding”

Suzuki’s Joan Mir admits he feels “free just to focus on the riding” now he is MotoGP world champion, following today’s Portuguese Grand Prix practice sessions.

Yamaha problems ‘avoided’ on Portimao track – Vinales

Maverick Vinales says he’s avoided problems with the Yamaha on the Algarve track surface, and feels the best he has in MotoGP practice since Misano.

Portimao MotoGP: Zarco quickest in FP2, Rossi 21st after crash

Avintia Ducati’s Johann Zarco topped a tight second MotoGP practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi struggled on his Yamaha to 21st after a crash. 

Portimao MotoGP: Oliveira sets FP1 pace on home turf

Home hero Miguel Oliveira topped FP1 for MotoGP’s first Portuguese Grand Prix since 2012 ahead of the 2020 season finale at the Algarve International Circuit.

Quartararo: Portugal more about improving myself than bike

Fabio Quartararo says it’s more important to improve himself than his Petronas SRT Yamaha in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix after a difficult recent run of races. 

Espargaro not a “proper MotoGP rider” until he joined KTM

Pol Espargaro admits he wasn’t a “proper MotoGP rider” before joining KTM and says there’s no way he could have gone to Honda without his years with the Austrian marque. 

Kallio replaces Lecuona for MotoGP's Portugal finale

KTM test rider Mika Kallio will replace Iker Lecuona at Tech 3 in the final round of the 2020 MotoGP season in Portugal.

Algarve circuit "borderline" on MotoGP safety

Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro says the Algarve circuit is "safe enough" for MotoGP to race there, but admits it's "borderline" and highlights the last corner as the main area of concern.

MotoGP riders excited by "super difficult" Portimao

Leading MotoGP riders have reacted to the "super difficult" Algarve circuit in Portugal coming onto the 2020 calendar as the season finale.

MotoGP announces Portimao as 2020 title-deciding round

The Algarve circuit in Portimao, Portugal has been announced as the final round of the 2020 MotoGP season, with the track hoping to be able to host fans.