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
Kent secures top ten finish despite losing positions after collision with Fenati
British youngster Danny Kent finished the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril in a decent 8th place after slipping down the order due to a race incident halfway through. “Fenati, who lead the championship before Portugal, hit Kent just on that stage when he was improving his position. Kent rose... Read more
Further disappointment for Ellison with another race unfinished
Britain’s James Ellison’s quest for his and the PBM UK team’s first points of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship season continues after the 31-year-old from Kendal retired with ten laps to go in yesterday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. Aboard the CRT specification Aprilia ART, the former double European and World Endurance... Read more
Failure of low-cost component cuts Webb’s race short: “As you can imagine, I’m not happy”
Mahindra rider Danny Webb succumbed to a small but costly problem in in today’s Portuguese GP, forced to pull into the pits to retire after only eight of the 23 laps of the 4.182-km Estoril circuit. His problem was a split radiator hose – the most minor of peripheral components,... Read more
Another race to forget for Rea: “I am glad to get this weekend finished”
Gino Rea’s early season woes continued today, his race brought to an early conclusion in Portugal by a mechanical problem that topped off another difficult weekend. Gino Rea (DNF) “To be honest I am glad to get this weekend finished. It has been hard. The positive side is that we... Read more
Redding struggling with bike issues at Estoril and disappointed with race result
Scott Redding ran with the leading group in the early stages of today’s Portuguese Moto2 Grand Prix at Estoril, before deteriorating rear grip saw him drop down the field to eventually finish 11th. He had problems from the start. Throttle response wasn’t the same as it had been during practice... Read more
Ryde just misses out on podium as Deroue makes it a double win at Estoril
Scott Deroue scored a sensational double win at the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to lead the Red Bull MotoGP Cup points table after 4 of the 15 races. The 16 year old Dutchman repeated his genius of Saturday, running 2nd out of the final corner to inch past... Read more
Smith “reasonably happy to be in the top 10” after excellent tyre choice
Tech 3 Racing Team riders Bradley Smith and Xavier Simeon secured hard fought 10th and 13th places at the end of an exciting Moto2 race at the Estoril circuit in Portugal today. British rider Smith delivered on his pre-race promise to attack from the beginning of the 26-lap race and... Read more