From Brno to Portimao, MotoGP and Superbike on the track for an intense weekend of racing

The updated calendar after the lockdown has both categories racing on the same weekend

The third race of the season has brought the best riders of the Grand Prix to Brno in the Czech Republic. The circuit is much different from the one in Jerez whe e the first two races were held, but it's perfectly suited to the characteristics of the Desmosedici GP. Andrea Dovizioso arrives at the race in third place in the overall standings, but even though the point difference is significant, in the next three races he has an excellent chance of tightening things up. The same is true for Danilo Petrucci, who arrives with only seven points. But the three races in the Czech Republic and Austria could give the rider from Terni enough points to better his position.

The two races in Jerez confirmed the solid progress of the two Pramac Racing riders, with Bagnaia stopped by a technical issue when he was in second place and Miller finishing in the upper part of the standings. 

Czech GP
Brno Circuit (Czech GP)
Brno Circuit
General info

Until 1982, races at Brno took place on a street circuit on the outskirts of the city but a new permanent track was built in the mid-1980s and the Czech Republic Grand Prix returned to the calendar in 1987 after a gap of several years. Hugely popular with riders and fans, the circuit is situated in the hilly woods around Brno, which offer a fantastic view of the action from trackside.

Circuit data

With the category dedicated to bikes derived from standard models back on the track, the riders have made their way to the Portuguese circuit in Portimao for the Superbike.

And the Racing - Ducati team is back after a sensational weekend in Jerez where it practically dominated the round.

Scott Redding won his first Superbike. The Englishman was the author of an almost perfect weekend. Besides winning Race 1 and Race 2, he also excelled at the SuperPole Race on Saturday, bringing home a second-place finish. The wins were the result of extensive work done by Redding together with his team, fine-tuning his Panigale V4 R, but also an d above all thanks to his increased mastery of the Pirelli tyres, which made it possible for him to handle the torrid weekend in Jerez.  

And the tests were also decisive for Chaz Davies, who in Andalusia was back to his usual high standards. Aside from a strong second place in Race 2, the Welshman was finally able to show off the style and aggressiveness that make him stand out on the Panigale R, a sign that he's meshing with the four-cylinder bike. 

It will be a truly intense weekend with the Ducati riders engaged on both fronts. And we will support them as always yelling Forza Ducati! 

Portuguese Round
Autodromo Internazionale di Algarve (Portuguese Round)
1 October - 3 October 2021 Autodromo Internazionale di Algarve
General Info

Located about 200 km from Lisbon and built in 2008. It is a challenging track, featuring two steep downhill gradients that make it quite spectacular. It also has both very fast stretches and some very slow corners. The gigantic central grandstands facing the pit lane are truly impressive.

Circuit data
  • Length 4.684 Km
  • Turns 15
  • Fastest Lap 1'41''272
  • Laps number -
  • Avarage speed 163.236
  • 1 October
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  • 2 October
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  • 3 October
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