Several riders have already said that the gravel escapes on the Algarve track are not safe and year after year they have raised this issue, asking for something to be done to rectify the issue.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna, which manages the rights to the MotoGP World Championship, made it clear that if the circuit does nothing in 2024, the Portuguese Grand Prix will not take place.

"Unless the state of the gravel runs completely changes, we won't have a MotoGP event here next year. That's pretty clear," said the Spaniard, speaking to Speedweek.

“With the current situation, which has claimed many victims, Portimão 2024 will not have a place on the calendar. We have enough requests from other countries and circuits. I made that very clear to the Portuguese. Without gravel escapes in accordance with the regulations, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will not receive a Grade A homologation for 2024, so it cannot be included in the calendar", added Ezpeleta.