Success-hungry Intact GP quartet ready for the Battle of Catalunya

From the 24th to the 26th of May, the LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Team will answer the calling of the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona, where the sixth stage of the 2024 season is on the agenda. Collin Veijer and Tatsuki Suzuki want to continue their success story on Spanish soil, while Moto2 riders Senna Agius and Darryn Binder aim to take further steps.

It's a truly busy month of May for the World Motorcycle Championship, as after the French Grand Prix a fortnight ago, the European tour really picks up speed with the Catalunya Grand Prix and the Mugello Grand Prix next week. The 4.66 km circuit in the tranquil village of Montmelo, just outside Barcelona, impresses every year with its thrilling battles and provides blockbuster races that have become legendary with its fast eight right-hand and six left-hand corners as well as a 1047 m long straight.

Two riders who can hardly wait to get back to work at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya are Collin Veijer and Tatsuki Suzuki. The Dutchman recently hit new heights, just as he did at the end of the 2023 season, recently scoring a win and a strong third place after an incredible battle for victory at Le Mans. In Spain, the 19-year-old wants to be in no way inferior and is aiming for at least a similarly good points result. The Japanese rider, meanwhile, is hoping to use his good pace to get back into the leading group. Suzuki has recently been consistently fighting in the top 10 and finished the Barcelona Grand Prix in September 2023 in eighth place, which he is trying to top this season. 

Following their points-scoring success in France, the Moto2 duo of Senna Agius and Darryn Binder will be aiming to do at least as well when the 21-lap race gets underway at 12:15 on Sunday in front of thousands of fans in early summer temperatures. Australian Senna Agius took a huge step in the right direction at Le Mans with his strongest qualifying to date, giving the youngster confidence that all the hard work with his crew will pay off in time for the decisive qualifying session. Darryn Binder would also like to follow in the same footsteps, after the South African also made improvements but then narrowly missed out on the all-important Q2. The 26-year-old had to sit out the Barcelona GP in 2023 due to injury and is now all the more excited to return to the historic race track where he took his first Grand Prix victory in Moto3 in 2020. 

All sessions as well as the Moto3 (11:00 CEST) and Moto2 (12:15 CEST) races will be broadcasted live on Sky Germany.

Schedule (acc. CEST)

Friday, 24th of May
08:30 - 08:45 MotoE Practice 1
09:00 - 09:35 Moto3 Free Practice
09:50 - 10:30 Moto2 Free Practice
10:45 - 11:30 MotoGP Free Practice 1

12:25 - 12:40 MotoE Practice 2
13:15 - 13:50 Moto3 Practice 1
14:05 - 14:45 Moto2 Practice 1
15:00 - 16:00 MotoGP Practice
16:15 - 16:25 MotoE Qualifying 1
16:35 - 16:45 MotoE Qualifying 2

Saturday, 25th of May
08:40 - 09:10 Moto3 Practice 2
09:25 - 09:55 Moto2 Practice 2
10:10 - 10:40 MotoGP Free Practice 2
10:50 - 11:05 MotoGP Q1
11:15 - 11:30 MotoGP Q2
12:15 MotoE Race 1 (7 laps)

12:50 - 13:05 Moto3 Q1
13:15 - 13:30 Moto3 Q2
13:45 - 14:00 Moto2 Q1
14:10 - 14:25 Moto2 Q2
15:00 MotoGP Sprint (12 laps)
16:10 MotoE Race 2 (7 laps)

Sunday, 26th of May
09:40 - 09:50 MotoGP Warm-up
11:00 Moto3 race (18 laps)
12:15 Moto2 race (21 laps)
14:00 MotoGP race (24 laps)