Marc Marquez Blog, Portugal: A perfect weekend
Hi everyone! It’s a pleasure to get down to writing the blog after such a successful weekend as the one in Portugal. The truth of the matter is that victory in Estoril has been the icing on the cake in two fantastic and very intense races. Before anything else, I... Read more
Álvaro Bautista Column, Portugal: MotoGP was more fun on the bike than on TV…
After the third Grand Prix of the 2012 MotoGP season, Álvaro Bautista again shared his thoughts about the race weekend in his column for the Spanish newspaper AS. Below you can find the complete translation. Despite pushing in Estoril to catch Dovizioso and Crutchlow, again I finished a lonely sixth.... Read more
Dani Pedrosa Blog, Portugal: An important podium
The one at Estoril this weekend has been another important podium to make sure we keep accumulating points in the World Championship. The truth of the matter is that we’ve been quite lucky with the weather over the weekend, especially on Saturday and Sunday, because we had practically perfect... Read more
Vázquez delights his team with excellent fifth place at Estoril, Martín forced to retire with injury
It’s been a difficult weekend for the JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse Team in Estoril, with a lot of work on the bike setup and many crashes, but in the end all the effort paid off with an excellent fifth position for Efrén Vázquez who fought at the maximum until the... Read more
Portuguese Grand Prix, Estoril: Bridgestone Debrief with Shinji Aoki
Portugal’s Circuito do Estoril hosted round three of the 2012 MotoGP™ championship with Sunday’s race seeing defending champion Casey Stoner steer his Repsol Honda RC213V to a first ever victory at the circuit. Second place went to Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha Factory Racing M1 while Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa... Read more
Espargaró again fastest CRT rider and taking over the lead in CRT standings
What is likely to be the final Portuguese MotoGP race for a while was pushed forward to a mid-schedule slot on the Sunday lineup, thanks to the time difference used by Portugal with respect to the regular Grand Prix timetable. Coming hot on the heels of last weekend’s Spanish... Read more
Terol and Elias not completely satisfied with Estoril race
The Moto2 race at Estoril took place in dry conditions, opening up the day’s action in a schedule switch made especially for the Portuguese Grand Prix. The riders in the 600cc category provided plenty of entertainment for the sellout crowd, in a spectacle worthy of being the headline attraction.It... Read more
Faubel and Moncayo looking for solutions to be back in the top ten
The final contest up on a modified Grand Prix schedule in Estoril was the Moto3 race, taking to the track after the MotoGP riders had done their thing in Portugal. In dry conditions, the race saw victory go to German Sandro Cortese, ahead of Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom.... Read more
Rodriguez not satisfied with race performance and hoping for change of fortune in Le Mans
The Grand Prix of Portugal finally saw three days of suitable weather to host the third round of the world championship. Spaniard Ángel Rodríguez started the day with a good feeling after finishing the warm up with his best laptime of the weekend. So the Desguaces La Torre SAG Team... Read more
Heavy crash in warm up forces Silva to retire from Estoril race with hip pain
Iván Silva had a Grand Prix to forget. A complicated qualifying and mainly a heavy crash in the warmup meant that Ivan wasn’t able to finish the race due to pain in his hip. Despite the lack of fortune the Avintia Blusens team continues working without losing motivation and looks... Read more