See the full list of lap records at every MotoGP circuit, plus which driver and team has the most records, and the longest-standing record

Throughout its illustrious 70 year history, MotoGP has seen some stunning laps and fantastic circuits. As the machines and talent in the sport has grown, we’ve seen MotoGP lap records tumble race after race.

For context as to how much faster MotoGP is in the modern day, let’s take a look at comparable laps from the past. Brno has been on the calendar for decades, but its current layout was brought in in 1987.

That year, Wayne Gardener set a pole position lap time of 2:07.580 on his way to victory. In 2020, Johan Zarco’s pole position time was 1:55.687. That’s a 12 second improvement, meaning the lap is almost 10% faster on modern machines.

The list below features the fastest laps ever recorded at modern MotoGP circuits.

Lap records at MotoGP circuits

Full list of MotoGP lap records

Grand PrixCircuitLap timeDriverManufacturerDate
Qatar Grand PrixLosail International Circuit1:54.491Francesco BagnaiaDucati4 April 2021
Argentine Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola1:37.683Dani PedrosaHonda27 April 2014
Grand Prix of the AmericasCircuit of the Americas2:03.575Marc MarquezHonda13 April 2014
Spanish Grand PrixCircuito de Jerez1:37.770Fabio QuartararoYamaha2 May 2021
French Grand PrixCircuit de la Sarthe1:32.309Maverick VinalesYamaha21 May 2017
Italian Grand PrixMugello Circuit1:46.810Johann ZarcoDucati30 May 2021
Catalan Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya1:39.939Johann ZarcoDucati6 June 2021
Dutch TTTT Circuit Assen1:32.869Fabio QuartararoYamaha27 June 2021
German Grand PrixSachsenring1:21.228Marc MarquezHonda7 July 2019
Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring1:23.827Andrea DoviziosoDucati11 August 2019
British Grand PrixSilverstone1:59.936Marc MarquezHonda25 August 2019
San Marino and Rimini’s Coast Grand PrixMisano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli1:32.242Enea BastianiniDucati19 September 2021
Aragon Grand Prix MotorLand Aragón1:48.089Franco MorbidelliYamaha25 October 2020
Thailand Grand PrixChang International Circuit1:30.904Marc MarquezHonda6 October 2019
Japanese Grand PrixTwin Ring Motegi1:45.350Jorge LorenzoYamaha12 October 2014
Australian Grand PrixPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit1:28.108Marc MarquezHonda20 October 2013
Malaysian Grand PrixSepang International Circuit1:59.661Valentino RossiFerrari3 November 2019
Valencian Grand PrixCircuit Ricardo Tormo1:31.116Marc MarquezHonda17 November 2019
Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit1:39.450Álex RinsSuzuki18 April 2021
Czech Republic Grand PrixBrno Circuit1:56.027Dani PedrosaHonda17 August 2014
Lap records in MotoGP

Rider with the most lap records

Marc Marquez – 6 lap records

Honda’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez currently holds the most lap records in MotoGP with six. He has gone quicker than anyone at COTA, Sachsenring, Silverstone, Chang International, Phillip Islan and Ricardo Tormo. You wouldn’t expect anything less from a six-time premier class champion.

Marc Marquez setting a lap record
Marc Marquez speeding at Misano.
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