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Moto3 race result and summary from Estoril:
Result and summary of the MotoGP race at Estoril:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Estoril:
Casey Stoner led by at least a second for much of the session, and ended with a time faster than he set for pole. The warm up was suspended for a few minutes after a big highside for Ivan Silva, who was taken to the medical center for further examination. He was conscious after the crash, and moved away under his own power.
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Estoril:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Estoril:
Marc Marquez has ended the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Estoril on top of the timesheets, leading the session by a very comfortable margin, having put a third of a second over the rest of the field. Thomas Luthi took 2nd spot, the Swiss rider in turn nearly four tenths of Scott Redding. Pol Espargaro finished the session in 4th spot, ahead of a much improved Julian Simon and French Moto2 rookie Johann Zarco.
With conditions improving rapidly for the MotoGP class, times are starting to drop, though the damp patch in the final corner is still making life complicated for the big bikes. Whatever the conditions, the Hondas are still fast, and Dani Pedrosa was the fastest of the lot. The Repsol Honda man ended the final session of free practice just over a hundredth of a second ahead of his teammate Casey Stoner to end FP3 on top of the timesheet.
The gap to the riders behind was large. Jorge Lorenzo was the 3rd fastest man on track, with over a third of a second's deficit to Pedrosa. The Factory Yamaha man led Monster Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow by a similar amount, Crutchlow ending the session in 4th, but ahead of his teammate Andrea Dovizioso, which will have pleased the Englishman. Dovzioso was the last man inside a second of Pedrosa, with 6th place man Alvaro Bautista just a whisker over a second behind the Spaniard.
Valentino Rossi moved back to being the fastest Ducati, something he hasn't managed very often this season. Rossi ended a tenth ahead of the second factory Yamaha of Ben Spies, while Rossi's Ducati teammate Nicky Hayden was fractionally slower than the Texan. Stefan Bradl rounded out the top ten on the LCR Honda.
Maverick Vinales has taken charge of the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class at Estoril, just holding off Sandro Cortese to top the timesheet. Miguel Oliveira, who led for much of the session, finished FP3 in 3rd, fractionally ahead of Danny Kent and Luis Salom.
Conditions for FP3 were much improved from yesterday, but water is still seeping through the final corner and creating damp patches in the crucial Parabolica. With the whole day expected to be dry, the riders will be hoping the damp patches disappear as the day goes on.
Scott Redding ended the first day of practice for the Moto2 class on top of the pile at Estoril, the Marc VDS Racing rider taking charge of FP2 halfway through the session and posting a blistering lap well inside the lap record, despite the fact that the track was still patchy in parts, especially in the final corner. Try as he might, Marc Marquez could not get close to Redding's time, leaving him as 2nd fastest, two tenths behind Redding and another two tenths behind Thomas Luthi.
Casey Stoner has taken charge of the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Estoril, taking a clear lead over the Yamahas of Ben Spies and Cal Crutchlow. On a dry track, though with conditions still some way from perfect, the Repsol Honda man stepped up the pace towards the end of the session to take over from Spies and leave himself over three tenths clear of the Yamahas.
After two miserable opening races, Spies has rediscovered himself at Estoril, topping the morning session of practice before leading much of the afternoon's FP2 session. In the end, he was forced into 2nd behind Stoner, and just fractionally ahead of Cal Crutchlow, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man continuing to impress. Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa posted a fast lap at the end of the session to jump up to 4th, putting himself ahead of the second factory Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo. Alvaro Bautista was the first of the satellite Hondas, putting his San Carlo Gresini bike ahead of a gaggle of Ducatis. At the head of the Bologna fleet was Nicky Hayden, with Hector Barbera behind him in 8th, using a tow to gain a couple of places, while Valentino Rossi looked set to improve his position until the final sector of his last lap, where he lost a lot of time, leaving him in 9th just under a second behind Stoner. Andrea Dovizioso rounds out the top 10.
With the weather now settled and the track dry, the Moto3 class took to the Estoril circuit on Friday afternoon to start serious work on finding a set up for Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix. Local hero Miguel Oliveira set the fastest tim, just edging KTM's Sandro Cortese from the top spot, while RW Racing's Luis Salom ended the session in 3rd. Maverick Vinales finished 4th in FP2, ahead of Alexis Masbou and last weekend's winner, Italian sensation Romano Fenati.