Riders – This Time Last year

04          Andrea Dovizioso – WithYu Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team

  • A non-starter for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix however he did compete at the 2021 Algarve Grand Prix Later in the Year

5          Johann Zarco – Pramac Racing

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified third despite a crash at Turn 11 in Q1, but he crashed out of the race at Turn 10 with six laps to go while sitting in third behind Francesco Bagnaia.

10        Luca Marini – Mooney VR46 Racing Team

  • The 2021 Portuguese GP was Marini’s first MotoGP race in Portimão; he qualified eighth for his best qualifying in MotoGP until he was third at the Emilia-Romagna GP. He finished 12th for his best result across the line in the class at that time.

12        Maverick Vinales – Aprilia Racing

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP (with Yamaha), he qualified 12th after his last flying lap was cancelled due to exceeding track limits. He dropped down to 20th on the opening lap but worked his way through the field to finish the race in 11th.

20        Fabio Quartatato – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP

  • Last year at the Portuguese GP, he qualified on pole position and took the lead of the race from Alex Rins with 17 laps remaining to take his second back-to-back wins in MotoGP.

21        Franco Morbidelli – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified fifth and crossed the line in fourth place as the second Yamaha.

23        Enea Bastianini – Gresini Racing MotoGP

  • 2021 Portuguese GP was Bastianini’s first race on a MotoGP bike in Portimao; he qualified 16th but worked his way through the field to finish ninth as the top rookie (it was his best result at the time in MotoGP).

25        Raul Fernandez – Tech2 KTM Factory Racing

  • 2022 will be Fernandez’ first race on a MotoGPTM bike at Portimão.

30        Takaaki Nakaagami – LCR Honda Idemitsu

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he crashed at the end of the main straight in FP1, hurting his right shoulder. He missed Q1 and started from last but made a great start, moving up to 14th on the opening lap and eventually finishing 10th.

32        Lorenzo Savadori – Aprilia Racing

  • At the Portuguese GP last year, he qualified 20th (after his lap was cancelled in Q1) and finished 14th, scoring his first points in MotoGP.

33        Brad Binder – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified 15th but after a great start, worked his way through the field to cross the line in fifth place for his first top five finish of the season.

36        Joan Mir – Team Suzuki Ecstar

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified ninth after passing through Q1. He eventually finished third for his first podium of that season.

40        Darryn Binder – WithYu Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team

  • 2022 will be Binder’s first race on a MotoGP bike at Portimão.

41        Aleix Espargaro – Aprilia Racing

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified seventh for the second successive race. He went on to finish sixth, equalling the best result for Aprilia in the MotoGP era at that time.

42        Alex Rins – Team Suzuki Ecstar

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified second, equalling his best qualifying result in MotoGP from Valencia 2018 and Europe 2020. He was second behind Fabio Quartararo when he crashed out at Turn 5 with seven laps remaining.

43        Jack Miller – Ducati Lenovo Team

  • Prior to the Portuguese GP last year, he had surgery for an arm-pump issue. He qualified fourth, but he crashed out on Lap 6 at Turn 3 while sitting in sixth place.

44        Pol  Espargaro – Repsol Honda Team

  • At the 2020 Portuguese GP, he qualified 14th (after a highside in FP4 at the last corner), but he retired from the race after four laps due to a technical issue.

49        Fabio Di Giannantonio – Gresinin Racing MotoGP

  • 2022 will be Di Giannantonio’s first race on a MotoGP bike at Portimão.

63        Francesco Bagnaia – Ducati Lenovo Team

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he initially set pole but his lap time was cancelled due to a yellow flag infringement and he qualified 11th. He made his way through the field to finish second, equalling his best result in MotoGP at that time.

72        Marco Bezzecchi – Mooney VR46 Racing Team

  • 2022 will be Bezzecchi’s first race on a MotoGP bike at Portimão.

73        Alex Marquez – LCR Honda Castrol

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified 13th (following a crash in FP3 at Turn 3) and finished eighth.

87        Remy Gardner – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing

  • 2022 will be Gardner’s first race on a MotoGP bike at Portimão.

88        Miguel Oliveira – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

  • At the 2021 Portuguese GP, he qualified 10th as the top KTM after crashing in Q2. In the race, he also crashed, losing the front at Turn 14 with 20 laps to go while sitting in 13th. He remounted his bike to finish the race in 16th.

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89        Jorge Martin – Pramac Racing

  • 2021 Portuguese GP was Martin’s first race in MotoGP in Portimão; he crashed at Turn 7 in FP3, breaking bones in his hands, left leg and right ankle. He missed the race as well as the following three GPs.

93        Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda Team

  • At the Portuguese GP last year, Marquez made his comeback in FP1, 265 days after his last GP appearance at the 2020 Andalucian GP following his right arm injury sustained at the Spanish GP. He managed to join Q2 via Q1 to qualify sixth as the top Honda. He finished seventh after moving up to fourth on the opening lap.

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